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Today really felt like a spring day. So I went for a walk around the village. For the first time in months, my fingers didn't freeze while using the camera. I took the road to Hoxa and walked down it a bit until I was out of the village. This took me past the old school, a fine looking structure, part of which seems to be have converted into someone's home.

The air was crystal clear and the Leica glass certainly does it justice. This must have been the school chapel:

The school is at the top of the hill. Walking past it soon has one out of the village and surrounded by farmland. Here is a farmer's nice house. His barns are to the left.

Orkney is pleasantly littered with wartime remains. Here in the middle of a field is a wartime structure which, if I remember right, was home to soldiers tending barrage balloons.

It still looks very structurally sound. They certainly knew how to make concrete back then.

That was as far as I went and I walked back the way I came. Past this nice house on which the light was falling just right:

And this one:

Until I reached Back Road and home:

So time during the walk, I took one silly photo — of an electrical crossroads in the sky:

It was funny to deliberately photograph electric cables. Usually one seeks angles to strop them spoiling the sky or cheats by painting them out of photos.

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2022년 3월 26일

Nice pix, as usual, David. Thank you for them. It's interesting to see that Orkney is not quite as barren of trees as I'd thought.

And your comment about the quality of WWII era concrete was well observed. I've read that concrete has a half life of 50 years (looses half its strength in 50). Also, that many examples on Roman concrete are still viable after 2000 years! They knew some things that we don't.




I like the WW2 structure, 2 chimneys and 0 windows, I suppose that made up for 0 insulation. Stephan

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