Nice shot Mike.
Thanks Paula, I was just sitting waiting for my taxi to arrive, when I looked up to see the sun glinting off the golden weather vanrs, what a stroke of luck!
Hope you are ok, best wishes
Hi, the weather vanes make the picture, regards,
Is that all, bodidog ?
Not a 'how are you' or 'have a good day'
You must be in a hurry! but thanks for looking up at the weather vanes!
Take care, mate
OK I'll try harder and I still like the photo, weather down here is as in your picture. Hope it stays that way for both of us. Stay cool.
No sweat, _dawg glad you caught the funny side
Enjoy the weather, wear sunscreen, stay safe
Very Nice, Greetings from MEXICO.
Thank you for visiting
I wish you heath, avoid the 'flu
Mike from North-East England
Greetings from Ukraine, Andrey
Ви tghank Andrew, it was a really sunny day, so I got lucky with the reflections!
Mike ...pop in anytime you like, always open, you can have some tea if you like!
Hello Mike, St. Nicholas was exceptional, and so are the churches dedicated to this saint. This cathedral has an unusual lantern spire that vaguely reminds me of the Scott monument in Edinburgh. Maybe the architect of the monument was inspired by this fine structure in Newcastle.
Best regards, Claus
Mmmm, I never considered that the Scott monument was similar, despite looking up, I had not noticed!
Thanks for the 'heads-up'!
Hi Claus, I had to cut my session with you abruptly short , excuse me for that,
To continue, my friend, I do think that there are similarities, as we see here but I'm afraid I have no knowledge of those hairy Scotsmen 'stealing' the idea from this design, perhaps it was the fashion in those halcion days (when copyright laws were not involved!)
You have a lovely week ahead of you, never mind the weather, just keep on truckin'
Hello Mike, thanks for the great links, exactly what I had in mind when I wrote about the similarity. Now I've done some homework and found that the spire was added to the tower of St. Nicholas' in the second half of the fifteenth century, three hundred and fifty years before the monument was erected.
Without accusing anyone of "stealing", "in spire ration" is free for all and not subject to copyright laws, and they did a great job in Scottland too.
Mike, enjoy your week,
You won't see anything like this magnificent monument to history around here, dear Mike, though there may be a very few trees left standing that have seen so much of time. Keep on looking up! Hugs (O:
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