"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Wandering Westward: A Light Meal

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Picture of the guesthouse refectory at Holy Cross Monastery, Virginia

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8 responses

  1. Before I saw the caption, my immediate thought was this photo was taken at a monastery. Beautiful.

    July 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    • Thank you, Glynn.
      I think I took this picture around eight o’clock in the evening, having just returned from Compline in the Abbey chapel.

      July 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm

  2. The way you see light is wonderful.

    July 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    • The summer light in Virginia is so beautiful. Mornings and evenings were truly glorious.

      July 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm

  3. Toffeeapple

    Beautiful picture, very welcoming it looks. I had to look up Compline…

    July 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    • I don’t know if you ever watched the classic BBC TV series “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier..” starring Alex Guinness, many decades ago?

      The music played for the credits was composed for one of the main elements of Compline

      July 24, 2012 at 11:50 am

  4. Toffeeapple

    No, I never did see it. The music is good.

    July 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    • Maybe you would enjoy it. I know it’s available on DVD…

      July 30, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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