Daisies enjoying Spring sunshine
Sunday September 20, 2020.
A variety of Towers towering over
their respective landscape.
I’m not sure why the Tower of London was so named.
Google to the rescue:
It was founded towards the end of 1066
as part of the Norman Conquest of England.
The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name,
was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was
a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted
upon London by the new ruling elite.
And now I know 🙂
Closer to home is…..
…Auckland’s Sky Tower in New Zealand.
Using your imagination it could be
described as similar to Sydney’s Tower.
The major point of difference is that we
celebrated Number 2 Daughter-in-Law’s birthday
with dinner in the Auckland Sky Tower in 2018.
Many of my photos I remember taking,
not so this one over Paris…
…not from the top observation point.
Alas we only made it to the
second observation deck.
I guess we should be happy to have made
it up the Eiffel Tower at all,
because we did not set foot inside the
Giotto Bell Tower in Florence, in Italy.
I think we may have paid more than we should have,
to visit the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa
(Burj meaning Tower, so I was told).
However, it was a wonderful, last day, experience
and we thought some pricey
souvenir photos worthwhile.
High Tea at the Burj Al Arab was our
main reason for a stopover in Dubai.
Again, not something to do on a weekly basis
but a wonderful experience.
We nudged the local retail economy along
with a new set of clothes each, for the occasion,
and felt human after living in the same
traveller kit for four weeks.
These Towers are springing up
all over the Western District.
Almost at our back door, on the farm,
is a wind farm of over 100 towers
claimed to be the largest in
the Southern Hemisphere.
May have been when built,
but no longer so, I suspect.
K. L. Slater
The Apartment was my second of K. L. Slater’s novels. Freya, and her young daughter, Skye, are finding life difficult since the unexpected death of estranged husband and father.
Freya happens to meet elderly Doctor Marsden who is also looking for a tenant for a vacant apartment in his building in up market Kensington. The apartment was not large but the peppercorn rent being asked for the apartment, more than made up for its lack of size. However would cheap rent and an up market setting compensate for the unease Freya felt about moving?
All tenants are much older than Freya’s thirty odd years, and all but one are not really friendly. The ‘but one’ tenant is by far the friendliest and takes Skye under her wing paying special attention to the young girl.
A rumour emerges that a young girl died in Freya’s apartment however, Doc Marsden assures Freya that no child has lived in her apartment.
If my memory is working it is around here that things begin to go bump in the night….literally. Around the mid-night hour things going bump and goose bumps was creepy and not wanted. For anyone who may be thinking of reading The Apartment, you have been warned!
After slow-ish beginning, The Apartment developed into a very good read. I cannot remember the last novel which gave me goose bumps. For that I congratulate Ms Slater.
At the time of writing my review other
Goodreads readers have rated
an average of 3.75 stars
from 5,855 ratings
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Before sunrise on Corio Bay
Morning fog in July.
Morning hail on a cold bleak
day in August.
After lunch nap.
How many Lions can you see?
Perhaps this brighter version is better.
At least 6 may be 7.