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Sunken Gardens

The Sunken Gardens in Wheatstone in the last days of autumn. See it before the snow falls.


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  1. Jon Chen Jon Chen November 22, 2013

    A last few days to enjoy the Autumn light and the crisp air.  When you’re in the City, I am sure that you’ll not be so busy as to not take a moment to see The Sunken Gardens, just the right place for contemplation of the end of the year.  See it before the snows, then… how shall it look after the snows?  And while you’re in Wheatstone, the Murgam Asylum has had a bout of Autumn touch the courtyard, there.  I mean, *if* you’re there in Wheatstone for the one, why not pop in and catch a quick look at the other?  Wheatstone is becoming so rife with beauty spots, if we’re not careful, we’ll find that it has become an artists’ district, littered with flighty-minded layabouts in paint-besmeared smocks, mendicants begging not for food, but for a stick of chalk (a stick of soot will do), or a pot of Umber #4.  Of course, all this maybe for the Summer time, when the livin’ is easy…..

  2. Jon Chen Jon Chen November 23, 2013

    It is.  This postcard-perfect image impelled me to look up postcards: first postcard with an image of a place was from France, 1870*, and used a lithographic process; the golden age of postcards was in the mid-1890’s*.  Nevertheless, since we’ve had lithography* since 1796, I could easily imagine Miss Ying’s photograph above being the sort of thing that would easily be traded by Post in New Babbage at this time of year.  Imagine a fuzzy white border or perhaps a horizontal oval frame for this picture with printed text: Warmest Autumnal Wishes!  Great view, good angle, quintessential Realist/Naturalist seasonal theme.  I nominate Miss Ying’s picture for official photo of the month for the City-State of New Babbage.

    *Wikipedia for the historical bits.

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