Thursday, March 26, 2009

theme thursday - mineral



These photos were taken on the beach at Findhorn in north east Scotland. They're part of some old coastal defences which were put in place during WW2.



I guess that the iron rings and hoops were set there to enable the huge concrete blocks to be put in place. But I have a fantasy that they're part of a giant game...

Croquet, anyone?

14 comments:

Roy said...

I love it! not only do you have to knock the ball through the hoops, but you also have to make it leap wide crevasses. That should add some interest to the game.

Betty said...

And then, of course, there's the gale force wind coming off the firth! :D

Patrice said...

I love the color of the iron as it "puddles" around the hoops and the amazing purples! Excellent post!

Brian Miller said...

nice play, interesting perspectives you took with the photos. nice pics.

Oliag said...

Beautiful photos!

Ronda Laveen said...

Sure, I'll play. Pass me a mallet and I'll tee it up. I love rusted metal. These go so well with the ruggedness of the rock.

Kris said...

They are quite cool.

Steve said...

So, would those be wickets? (I do not know my croquet terminology.)

lettuce said...

do they have a name other than 'hoops'? good question from steve, i'll bet they do have some obscurely british name or other...

Dakota Bear said...

It's been years since I have played croquet, but I'd love to give it a try.

The Clever Pup said...

Cool. They should put them on the Giant's Causeway in Ireland for added fun.

Betty said...

I love the colours in rusting metal - there's another photo in my next post, also taken on the coast in Scotland. Maybe the salt in the sea air aids the corrosive effect?

I had to do a bit of googling as I've never played croquet (even tho' it's so terribly English.)

They are indeed called hoops - I was quite disappointed that there wasn't a more eccentric word for them.

I also found out that there are croquet world championships, also extreme croquet and a version played on bicycles!

Who'da thunk it?

(Love the idea of hoops on the Giant's Causeway!)

Dot-Com said...

The best way to get through a tough time, is to focus on the positive. Well done and enjoy everything you like :-)

VE said...

Those pictures of the rings are great...