Friday, March 31, 2006

church of st mary magdalene at cowden in kent

i spotted this church some time ago, way off the main road but intriguing with it's pale and slightly twisted steeple

today i really needed a second break during the slow drive back to london after a long week, so i stopped, and was glad !

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cowden church, roof shingles

immaculately fitted to a twisting and ancient oak frame

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cowden church has plenty of posh glass

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cowden church has plenty of good post-war stained glass

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cowden church restoration steeplejacks

sorry about the distortion ... the picture was copied hand-held & using flash in the dark interior of the church

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cowden church, commemorating grace and lionel norbury

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cowden church, green man high above the organ

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cowden church, window commemorating their survival through world war 2

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cowden church world war 2 window detail

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i'm in anorak paradise again ... the bluebell line at sheffield park

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bluebell line loco 1875

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bluebell line loco 55

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bluebell line loco 3209

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signalling controls at sheffield park

i was peering through the glass and standing with my head bent over at a funny angle

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sheffield park station roof

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butter that will never melt in your mouth

the french must be bonkers

they send over these 25 kilo blocks of the best butter that money can buy, but pile them up on wooden euro-pallets which are way too small for the job.

as a consequence, the packaging on the overhang gets damaged and small fortunes are being junked

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Sunday, March 26, 2006