Friday, 3 July 2009


Some odds and ends spotted as I meandered around Stornoway.

A flower made of Harris Tweed.

A piece of Lewisian Gneiss (pronounced nice) on display in the library - one of the oldest rocks on the earth's surface.

In An Lanntair - the arts centre.

A work by tapestry artist Sallie Tyszko.

This herring girl statue was created by Charles S Engebretson and Ginny Hutchinson and erected by the Stornoway Amenity Rust in 2003 in recognition of the work of the herring girls in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Another herring girl statue.

This drinking water fountain us only a model. When I was a child the real things used to be scattered around Liverpool and I recall there was one set in the sandstone wall on the way home from school. It was great on a hot day to run it, tip one's head to the side and catch the water in one's mouth.

Boats in the harbour.

Lobster pots.

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