Me-Now-Views; Less Speak More Peek

The last of current photos from Edinburgh. These were taken on a visit to the National Museum - didn't have the Fudge with me, but did have the old Nokia. Took only a handful of snaps. Not bad shots. Awful, but not bad...

The clock mentioned here is about the size of your average household telly these days (in terms of the face and dial dimensions). I arrived in the nick of time - the lass needed help winding up one of those gravity wires mentioned above... yes! I actually got to work the winch!!!











































































































































...did you spot the 'ring-in'? &*>











Bit of a random selection, eh? That central hall is quite magnificent. Need to take Fudge along next time.

11 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

An electric typewriter! When they first came 'round, a doctor in the medical school I worked for told his secretary she would burn more calories on the old manual job. She burst into tears.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Amazing old clock. Time the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. My city has a lot of old clocks and bells. We have the Verdin Bells and Clock Company in my city. They made the World Peace Bell. I did a post on them. But they make lovely tower clocks. We love to hear the pendulum on our old clock ticking away. And you actually got to help set that one.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Merlesworld said...

I very fond of clocks but Beer Fairy hates ticking so two of mine make wirling instead.
Merle..........

Murphy said...

Still good photos. We have noisy clocks at our house. No one hears anything on the hour!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Mara said...

Love the photos, even if they are a bit grainy at times and I am very jealous of you on the winch! Where's the photo of that though?

And just to say: purple feet for a cat? I could have understood pink, but purple????

Mark Muller said...

are that shells from allover the world or are they from the beaches of scotland and uk? I remember the old typrewriters... I needed a barrel of correction fluid for every page I wrote :o)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
....that must have been the prevailing 'Luddism' of the time; when I began typing at school, it was all still manuals, by the time I left is was Olivetti electrics and they were scary monsters.. and I have a vague recall of similar words by a certain teacher who thought that it would cause a deterioration in standards of the 'art'! Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Oh I think I must try to get to Nati City when am over for the BAR.... and yes, I did! Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
yes, some love 'em... some don't! Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
.........oohhh I was so overcome with excitement, it never occurred!!! ... yes purple. Blame the Dood-mayors who give this stuff to work with.... &*>

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
........crikey, if Scotland produced such shells, I may never have gone wandering the globe!!! No, these are from all over the place and this piccie doesn't really show how HUGE some of them are... Yxx