Let’s play statues

We used to play a game when we were outside in the playground or outside anywhere else or even inside in a gym hall. It was called ‘statues’. You had to run around madly and when someone shouted you stopped and all stood like a statue in the exact position you had stopped. Then the shouter would walk amongst you and look for a movement, a tremble or a flicker of the eyelid, a stumble. The first one to move was OUT. It usually ended up with someone dissolving into giggles…….

It’s not that easy being a statue !


these amazing stone figures grace the sides of the cathedral in BarcelonaIMGP0426

this lot look like they are playing cards but I am not sure…. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This chap stood short and square in the streets of Budapest


and I got stuck sitting next to some chap in the markets of Budapest. I never even got to know his name…. ! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI think he prefered his solitude. Perhaps he is some Hungarian philosopher, I don’t know.

Does anyone know?

thank you to Ailsa and her endless ideas http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/03/28/travel-theme-statues/


Travel Theme ; Flow

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAgentle flow of ice cold water over grey slate rocks and stones


paper-thin yellow flowers flow down the budding stem

BudapestThis statue was  below us in the street when we sat in a cafe in Budapest after a long,very hot walk in the streets

Budapest I wished I could let the water flow a little over my own feet to soothe them but it was nice just to watch and hear the water….

inspired by http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/06/14/travel-theme-flow/

Scaffolding abroad


In Budapest I was struck by the intricacy of the wooden scaffolding that clothed this building. Wood and so carefully constructed it obviously served its purpose but I wondered if it would be considered some kind of fire hazard in this country?

 scaffolding in UK is strictly metal and bolts and the wood planks, of course…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA