Since the start of the year I've been enjoying the pairings of pictures popping up blogside as a result of Helena's clever plan to Look Up, Look Down. Even without a camera to hand I've been trying it to see what I see when I'm out and about; but I finally got it all together and took some pictures on a trip we made on Sunday. We ended up at our local Botanical Gardens: in the Palm House and the Tropical Ravine, both of which love to show off their soft Victorian brick, their plants and their clanking old heating pipes. It's horticultural, it's industrial...
..and it's even a little bit steam punk. Just the kind of place you might find Sherlock Holmes, or some other kind of dark and brooding character..
..and his Dad. "I didn't know this was here," he said, which made me realise we need to do a lot more investigating of our own city before he moves on to another in the autumn. And wherever we go? We'll remember to Look Up, Look Down. And bring a camera.
Thank you to everyone who has been part of Storytelling Sunday this month: storytellers, readers, commenters, all of you. There is still time to add your story to the link which is open until Sunday. Everyone welcome and we enjoy any sort of a tale: short or tall, we read them all!