Some studies in sepia

Old buildings have always appealed to me.  There something about their solidity and history that makes me want to picture them.  This past six weeks I’ve been right in their immediate vicinity.

At Valla Folkhögskola in Linköping we were housed next to the ‘fritidområde’ with all of the old farming and railway buildings.  We strolled out in the clear evening light to relax after a long day’s work and always found the environment stimulating. Just beyond, and through the forest, is a lovely walk to Gamla Linköping:  you can see our sunset shadows on the cobbled square.

Once we’d left Linköping we had a few days working with colleagues in Turku, Finland.  We stayed in Villa Hortus and so walked past the massive cathedral everyday.  It totally dominates the old city area, looming out above the Aura River.

And now I am spending my remaining time in Europe with my fantastic relatives at Warton Farm in Northumberland.

The monochrome/sepia treatment transfers something of the feel of all of these splendid places.

 

 

Family gathering at Warton Farm

Sunshine, blue skies and a holiday weekend meant that we all enjoyed a great time on Sunday having a big family get together around the fire at Warton.  I even managed to get out and about after a rough few days with food poisoning. Thanks very much to everyone involved for the wonderful food and drinks and to Jeannie and Michael for being such splendid hosts.

Here are the pictures from my mobile phone.