Monday, October 20, 2008

Bike Ride, Kentucky, Part 5

Northwest Scott County, KY--Pretty home at Josephine and Indian Creek roads intersection.
Inviting entrance to Scott County's proposed reservoir.

Dry creek supplying a lot of rocks for Scott County's proposed reservoir.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bike Ride, Kentucky, Part 4

Northwest Scott County, KY--This is Salem Methodist Church on Biddle Pike. There is a graveyard in back. I'm surprised to see a Sacred Heart of Jesus statue here.

Front of the church.
Back of church.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bike Ride, Kentucky, Part 3

Northwest Scott County, KY-- I've encountered a lot of critters during my bike rides. The llamas are on Biddle Pike.
Horses at a farm on Josephine Road.

I see A LOT of dogs. This one on Josephine is friendly. Other dogs are not so friendly and like to chase Yours Truly down "their" country roads. I am attempting to train these biker-obsessed dogs not to chase me. My dog training program incorporates an ear-splitting air horn and pepper spray.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bike Ride, Kentucky, Part 2

Northwest Scott County, KY--More old abandoned buildings on Josephine Road.
This is on Long Lick Pike between Josephine and Coppage roads.
Intersection of Josephine and Porter roads.
Intersection of Josephine and Indian Creek roads.
Map of Scott County roads. I'm exploring the northwest portion of the county.

Bike Ride, Kentucky, Part 1

Northwest Scott County, KY-- I've got a new road bike and I'm putting it to good use exploring the really pretty country roads of Scott County north of Georgetown. These pics were taken on Josephine Road.
Caney Church Road coming in from the right. There is a handsome country Baptist Church on Caney Church Road. Pics of that forthcoming.
There are A LOT of old abandoned homes. A photographer could spend A LOT of time taking pics of these.
Farm buildings.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Scenes From London, British Museum, Good Bye England

What a hound! The breed no longer exists in pure form. Some modern breeds, such as the Cane Corso and Neopalitan Mastiff, have inherited some of the Molossian's genetic material. The Roman military used Molossian hounds as battle dogs.

Great looking porker.
Mithras slaying the bull.
I leave the museum around noon to get some lunch at a pub across the street. It is here, during my last full day in England, that I find a place that serves Spitfire Bitter Ale. This ale was recommended to me by a Brit during the flight to England and became a minor mission (obsession?) for me. I was beginning to despair after not finding Spitfire Bitter in the other London pubs. Deus ex machina! Check out Spitfire's funny and refreshing "not-politically-correct" ads. My B&B host in Twice Brewed really likes these ads. He says the Germans hate the ads. This is the last of my England summer 2007 postings. Subsequent postings will be my more recent adventures in other parts of the world.

Scenes From London, British Museum, Part 1

I spend the last full day, Saturday, in England visiting the British Museum. What a place. The Rosetta Stone is prominently displayed here. I am unable to get a decent picture of the Stone because of the huge crowd surrounding it.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Scenes From Edinburgh Scotland, Part 7

Walking up into the castle. Looking back at the city and Firth.

The chapel is tiny.

Scenes From Edinburgh Scotland, Part 6

View from the castle looking down on the city. Looking out at the city and the Firth of Forth.
Boys everywhere like big guns.

Scenes From Edinburgh Scotland, Part 5

Macro shot of a pretty flower on campus.

Walter Scott's monument is on the right and the Edinburgh Castle is on the left.
The castle.