Saturday, 4 August 2012

Rinda's Photo Scavenger Link Up

One of the best bits of fun we had last summer - all summer - was hunting out photos for Rinda's Scavenger Hunt. Everyone here cheered when a new list came out for this year. And our hunt became more exciting when we could scavenge in person with Rinda. We had the pleasure of spending a day with Rinda and her lovely family at the end of June. (You can read more about it here).



Little did any of us know, then, the challenges they were to face in the weeks ahead. Paul, Rinda, Henry, Clara - we're right behind you. Every time we take a picture we're thinking about you and willing Paul back to full health. Get well and get back here..we've got lots more to show you



And so, with our love, here are the latest Scavenger pictures from this household: I have others, but I wanted to keep it local for today. It felt right for Rinda!


Historical Landmark: This lovely red brick building is known as The Drawing Office and it was here that the Titanic was designed. The engineers stood at those windows and looked out over the shipyard and thought about their plans


Library: This is the Linenhall Library. It was founded in 1788 and it's the last subscription library in the country - and it is for that reason that I decided not to crop the modern day "cash sign" in the left of my picture. It stands in town sandwiched between bits of twenty first century life. I did some of my work experience here when I was a library student.

Those are my finds for today. I know there'll be a great turn out for Rinda's link up today so hop on over and see who else has joined in...

..and then I'll see you back here tomorrow for Storytelling Sunday? Suggested theme - Summer Lovin'. Let's show a bit of love this weekend!



33 comments:

Mary B said...

love the angle of the library photo.

Amy said...

I was shocked when Rinda told us about Paul, she and her family are never far from my thoughts and I am glad that they had such a wonderful time with your family over the summer break.
Your photographic subjects are both interesting and beautiful.

Amy said...

PS It is a busy weekend ... but I will be back tomorrow!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Both great shots and interesting to learn a little of the history too. I'm looking forward to hopping round as and when I have a few minutes to spare throughout today :o)

Missus Wookie said...

Ooooh on the Titanic link - I have a small nephew who is mad on all things Titanic.

Ah - glad to have a theme for and looking forward to tomorrow. Doesn't really go with the story I've written but hey....:^)

Jane said...

love the Titanic link!

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful old building.

Alison said...

Two lovely buildings Sian...and for once I'm actually organised for tomorrow..see you then!
Alison xx

Gem's Crafts said...

Love those two photos :) and I'm all prepared for tomorrow too, sort of theme related!

scrappyjacky said...

Two really interesting buildings,Sian....I hope to see the first one for myself one day.

Beverly said...

I am always somewhat jealous of the beauty and history of European buildings and homes. Great start, Sian, I'll see you tmw!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

You found some great architecture! Love the library!

Melissa said...

I really like the perspective of the library shot Sian! Great finds for the hunt.

Clair said...

Sian, I can never decide which are best, your words or your photographs! Both are always stunning! x

debs14 said...

Your photos always have a great quality about them - I am very impressed! It's such a fun project isn't it? And I am quite envious that you got to meet the organiser herself!

Abi said...

These are lovely. How lucky you were to meet Rinda in person! Great photos. Do you use a filter on them? If so, would you mind sharing which one? Your photos have such great contrast!

I'll be there tomorrow!

Kirsti said...

Oooh is this building in Belfast then? My no 2 daughter loves all things Titanic and is dying to go to the new place in Belfast...xxx

Karen said...

The library photo is fabulous; I love that iron door!

alexa said...

Wonderful to see those photos, Sian, especially the top one. My father has mentioned it to me, as he was in and out of it during his stint for Short Bros and Harland during the war... Like the tilting library too!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh Sian,
Now you've gone and made me all teary and welled up! Thanks so much for your loving thoughts. We're hanging in there. Paul starts another round of chemotherapy on Monday, and this one is supposed to be more intense. Which is a shame because he's basically felt pretty fit for the last couple weeks. We're keeping out fingers crossed that it's not too bad.
Hugs to all of you,
Rinda

furrypig said...

love all the tales behind the photos no surprise from the queen of story telling!

Sandie said...

Lovely to hear the stories behind the photos, and the Drawing Office building is very impressive.

The Mann Fam said...

I love old buildings. Their architecture can be so amazing.

Wrightboysmum said...

Lovely buildings. I do love reading the stories behind them as well.

boysmum2 said...

That building is lovely, that is what I miss about the UK, all the old buildings. NZ doesn't have history like other places, they just seem so happy to knock things down and start again!!

Liz, said...

Great pics, love the library,

Liz x

Julie Kirk said...

IT's one of the reason's I'm really enjoying having Rinda's list to tick off - it gives you a great excuse to take photos [and tell a tale or two] of things you may not otherwise have found a reason to share. Nice snippets of your life!

Sian said...

Yes, a nice chance to take a fresh look at some local buildings.

Abi - I ran a "soft urban" action from Florabella on my pictures today

Carolyn Phillips said...

What a gorgeous set of photographs

Cheri said...

The scavenger hunt photos are great, but what I really love are the photos of your two families blending together as you visited!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh, Sian, these photos are awesome, and what a lovely tribute you have done for Rinda and her sweet family.

Gail said...

Love those old buildings! Thats definitely something you don't get over here.

Jennifer Grace said...

You distracted me again. I hadn't seen the post about Paul, so have just been over to Rinda's so say how much I'm thinking of them now. How scary for them all.

I love the Historical Landmark photo, it looks so proud. x

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