Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Today in Sussex...

On a whim I stopped my car and walked into this church. Like every other medieval church I've been to recently, it was stunning. I almost wish I wasn't a heathen.
People like to complain about the declining standards of written and spoken English as if there was a golden age, but 300 years ago things were far worse. Every church I go in seems to have different spellings of everyday words.

This is Bewl Water - a reservoir on the Sussex-Kent border. It almost looks as if Excalibur should appear out of the water

I have no idea what this antiquated mobile phone (or is it a pager?) is doing in the middle of a wood. It's striking how impotent and pointless technology looks in this setting.

This is a teabag in a holly bush. I don't know why either.

Young love
Spring

Transplant this sign to certain parts of London and I suspect that it would be a little controversial...

10 comments:

Scriptor Senex said...

Some super shots there. I especially liked the Excalibur one - so atmospheric.

depesando said...

great pics, I love the typo.

Annabel Gaskell said...

Great pics. I remember staying one night in the mid 1970s at the youth hostel in Blackboys. We were a group of eight 16-17yr old schoolgirls hiking(or bussing) from Arundel to Brighton over a few days (on our own too!). The Blackboys YHA was off the beaten track - essentially a timber shack with two dorms (girls and boys) and a cooker. Entertainment was strictly DIY. The memories come flooding back!

Kate Lord Brown said...

Love the cones. So that's where they get to. Happy endings ...

John Self said...

Great photos Steerforth - 'Young Love' is bound to be apt for one of the Guardian Weekend magazine photo comps any week now.

The shot of the old phone under ivy could be a cover for The Death of Grass or some other apocalyptic novel.

Steerforth said...

Funnily enough John, I submitted a photo for tomorrow's edition.

John Self said...

Oh, I shall look out for that. Don't tell me the theme: Mrs Self and I like to look at the pics and guess the theme without reading the heading. Yep, those weekends are just fun fun fun round our way.

candyschultz said...

Transplant that sign anywhere in America and it would be controversial.

Is Steerforth your real name? It is one of the characters in Catcher in the Rye I believe.

Steerforth said...

Steerforth is a character in 'David Copperfield'.

As for Blackboys, it's a tiny village which is either named after a man from the 1300s called Richard Blakeboy, or refers to the local charcoal industry.

candyschultz said...

I thought I had the wrong book after I wrote it. Haven't read Copperfield since high school. Maybe I better.