A Rabbie Burns Still Life

Robbie Burns Still Life

It’s great when you visit somewhere and are conducted around by a guide with a real enthusiasm and knowledge for the subject. The place is Ellisland Farm just north of Dumfries which was the home of Scotlands greatest poet Rabbie Burns. Our visit was enhanced by those small details that made the experience a living one.

Just like this still life, taken in Burn’s study.

 

The Doctor’s Wife

The Doctor's Wife

This is another charming period scene taken inside the house of a doctor that is a recreation of a nineteenth century property at the Victorian town of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum next to the river Severn in Shropshire, England.

I love the way that local people who work here manage to get into the character of the times through their dress and manner.

 

Blakemore’s Shop

Blakemoore's Shop

This is Blakemore’s grocery store and is one of many Victorian period shops at the Blists Hill Museum at Ironbridge in Shropshire. This is one of a series of images taken on our visit here with the family, so there are more to come.

 

Ticket Checker’s Office

Ticket Checker's Office

The National Railway Museum is probably one of the world’s best of its type and their collection of locomotives, carriages and ancillary equipment dates from the early years of the 19th Century, Here a mainline railway terminal is recreated with locomotives hauling vintage royal train stock. The view is through the windows of an old ticket office.