Sunday, May 1, 2016

A trip through the detail

We are home on the mountain doing all those post trip chores - unpacking, washing, sorting, uploading photos to computer etc.

The 'souveniers' Fiona and I bring home and many of the photos we take tend to convince me that we are a bit odd.

Below you can see my stash of souvenirs - blow lamp and large rusted nail from Orkney, spirit level, thermometer, brass taps from The World of Rust Trecastle Wales and another spirit level from Cardiff. And of course there are stones, sea glass and brass rods….

©2016 Barry Smith - Bits for assemblage work
And one can follow some of our trip through some of my favourite photos.

©2016 Barry Smith - Faint name on a Edinburgh wall
©2016 Barry Smith - Boat anchor ring Carsaig on Mull
©2016 Barry Smith - Detail on a sculpture - Iona 
©2016 Barry Smith - Detail of an abandoned boat on Mull
©2016 Barry Smith - Detail of standing stone - Lochbuie stone circle - Mull
©2016 Barry Smith - Highland cow in the Mull soft winter blasted landscape
©2016 Barry Smith - Offerings on a window ledge in St Clements church Rodel Harris
©2016 Barry Smith - Peat stack on Harris - blue spring day
©2016 Barry Smith - Detail of sculpture - John o'groats
©2016 Barry Smith - Lichen on a standing stone - Brodgar Stone Circle Orkney
©2016 Barry Smith - Detail of a doorway - Stromness Orkney
©2016 Barry Smith - Builders mark on a pillar in St Magnus Cathedral Kirkwall Orkney
©2016 Barry Smith - Detail of wall on Scottish parliament building Edinburgh
©2016 Barry Smith - Rusted anchor chain, ropes and rocks on boat harbour Porthgain Wales
©2016 Barry Smith - Mark and lichen on a Pictish stone - church grounds Nevern Wales
©2016 Barry Smith - Runes on a christian baptismal font Defynnog Wales
©2016 Barry Smith - Detail of a war-peace memorial sculpture - Cardiff Wales
©2016 Barry Smith _ Layers of history in the paint - close wall - Edinburgh
©2016 Barry Smith - Layers of history in paint, wires, signage and doorways - Edinburgh
©2016 Barry Smith - Detail of an art work using shaved fur coats - Modern Art Gallery Edinburgh
Next week will see a return to a more normal life on the block and in our community - whatever that means.


  1. Delicious photos Barry. Love your stash of souvenirs. Pity you couldn't bring the anchor ring home!

  2. Oh, that anchor ring photo! So beautiful! These are wonderful photos, Barry, every one of them. And then of course, there's your stash! Pure delight...

  3. Hi R & C - thanks for your visit and comments - always good to have one's blog buddies cruise by. R - there was just so many things I wanted to collect and bring home - had to limit myself to light and a few bits - maybe I should just travel with an empty bag. R&C - that anchor ring speaks to us and to Fiona as well - the combination of rust, rock and mosses etc is special. C - each trip feels rounded off when one can add to the stash. Go well. B


Comments are welcomed - it is good to connect with fellow travellers.