Month: April 2012

Morris men relaxing between dances

Morris Men Dancing In Edinburgh – Video

But First, A Word About The Whale Jawbone On my way into town yesterday I photographed the whale jawbone arch I mentioned in my article from a couple of days ago about Cherry Blossom in the Meadows in Edinburgh. I had my iPhone with me, and this photo of the jawbone arch and the following ones of the Morris Men and the video are all taken with that. Morris Men The Morris Men in the following photographs are from Coventry and belong to the North West Clog style of Morris Men dancing. This style originated from the mill workers who wore clogs in their daily work. These Morris Men were just one of the groups of dancers. There were others (not as colourful as these Morris Dancers) and the various groups were having a get-together outside the Golf Tavern on Bruntsfield Links next to the Meadows in Edinburgh. [ More about Brunstfield Links in future articles ] And this gentleman gave me the information about his group when we got talking after I photographed him …

Origin Theme Tramlines Corrected

I imagine a digital archeologist of the future trying to make sense of the title of this post and failing miserably. I am in fact referring to the ugly tramlines that spoiled this theme. Well, they are now repaired, per this message, so I have switched back to the Origin theme: Hi David, The issue with lines appearing in the Origin theme when scrolling has been fixed. Thanks so much for reporting it. If you run into any other problems, please let us know. — Michelle Theme Wrangler Automattic |

Cherry Blossom In Edinburgh

These trees in blossom are on Jawbone Walk in the Meadows in Edinburgh, just a few hundred yards from the city center. And the reason that the footpath is called Jawbone Walk is that at the Melville Drive end of the footpath there are four whale’s jawbones up-ended and joined at the top to make an arch. I pass through the arch most days and the first time I did so I noticed the metal bands around the posts, inscribed with mention of The Faire Isles and Zetland and the Edinburgh Exhibition of 1888. For a while I thought the arch may be made of wood, but then I examined it more closely and it seemed to be made of bone. I’ll photograph it and put the photos up here when I can. The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Records in Scotland, which looks after Scotland’s national collection of buildings, archeology, and industry describes the jawbones in this way: Notes: Four whale jawbones placed vertically on a rough square and meeting at the top …