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Wordless Wednesday — The Empty Old Dovecot, A Symbol of Crumbling Peace

The Old Dovecot

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11 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday — The Empty Old Dovecot, A Symbol of Crumbling Peace

  1. Great pairing of haiku and image, Sarah. Sometimes I think the whole world is crumbling. 😦

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    • The great invisible haiku? I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets in a muddle, Sylvia 😉 Yesterday, I called Dale by your name in a comment. I think you meant to say, pairing between title and image, but I knew what you meant, so thank you. The crumbling world is indeed a niggling distraction always there in one’s mind, taking up too much unwelcome thought-space. There is one blessing to my son having terrible eye-sight: that he’ll never be sent to the front line to fight some stupid war.

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      • Yes, you’re right. I’m so used to you posting haiku with your photos, that I mistook your title for one. 🙂 As for your son’s “terrible eyesight”, I guess there’s always a silver lining to every situation. “Stupid war” indeed.

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  2. Dovecot. What a wonderful word; I don’t think I’ve seen it until just now. Thank you for sharing the photo (and knowledge), Sarah.

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  3. ‘Crumbling Peace’… very apt Sarah with all that is going on in the world. But I always thing there is something so evocative about dovecots…shame it is in such a state of disrepair. I love the soothing sounds of doves cooing. Hope you are having not a crumbling, but a peaceful week xx

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    • The dovecot used to belong to a private garden, which is now a public park, so I guess this is why it needs locking and there are no doves in it anymore. I must ask some local historian about its history. It is in the same park as the statue of Poseidon. A very peaceful place it is, too.
      Friday has ended well, Sherri, after a rather stressful week. I will email you about it xxxx

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      • You have a very interesting park there Sarah! I’m so glad your week ended well, but sorry it was stressful before hand. Look forward to your email and hope you are having a good weekend 🙂 xxxx

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  4. an amazing angle of an amazing image. I too love that word dovecot!! Though it kind of has the texture of an elephant leg.

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