Tuesday, 22 September 2009

ABC Wednesday - J

I loved the lettering on this sign, and the blue shutter. I think Jerzual is part of the river port area outside Dinan, which does not quite explain the drawing. It is also the name of a hotel, so is it a glass, are they straws, or am I just clutching at them. Whats that hand, has someone fallen under the table. What do you think?

Hotels and ports are places to go to when taking a Journey
and this HGV may be heading for one at some point. How lucky to have a name that so lends itself to this graphic design. I passed it parked in a sleepy French village on a Sunday, around lunch time, so perhaps Monsieur or Madam Hautiere was taking a rest from international journeys.
Then of course there are sea journeys. The Walther Herwig III leaving the port of Ijmuiden in Holland. It is a German fishery research vessel operating in the North Atlantic and North Sea. At the moment it is somewhere off South Ronaldsway in the Orkneys. What a pity it is not sailing near somewhere that starts with a J.
I love train journeys. Here is a small modern train crossing the Ribblehead Viaduct which was built in 1875 and has a total of 24 arches This is part of the Settle Carlisle route which crossing some beautiful countryside, and is not only a marvel of engineering, but also a marvel that it still exists and has survived all the rail closures in past years. You can see the mist rolling down Whernside in the background.
So what else could take you on a journey. Oh yes, as the song says 'trains, and boats and planes'. This seems to be the only digital photo I have of a plane. You will have to squint, its on the runway on Walney Airport. I think this is one of the two Beechcraft King Airs small twin turbo owned by BAE. Apart from the gliding club there is not a lot of traffic in here.

Always good to land well in a plane, this is a pilot you would want when things go wrong in your King Air so there would be a happy ending to your journey. Was it John Steinbeck that said - a journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.




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13 comments:

Hildred and Charles said...

Great journey pictures, - I think the hotel sign is quite complicated, and yet simply it just seems to be saying, 'come in and have a drink (or two)'

fickleinpink said...

that's a great place to take on a journey!

sema said...

you have taken us on a great journey,thank you!

~JarieLyn~ said...

I love to journey with my fellow bloggers. I love your photos. I like the sign too. The straws almost look like chopstix, but I can't really tell. Anyway, it's a nice colorful sign.

magiceye said...

the sign has such a lovely lilt to it and the other journey pics are lovely!

Jay said...

Journey is a good one - that HGV has a great logo! But the sign! LOL!

I have no idea what it means, except perhaps you can go in and get drunk there. :p

Amy said...

Wonderful photos! I miss your beautiful country and yearn to go to France one day. Thanks also for commenting on my blog.

Carol said...

This is a great J and great photos also...love the sign, is that a hand reaching for a drink...I also thought of the song 'trains and boats and planes' while reading this...an interesting post...and J is for Joy...

Q said...

I love journeys!
You took us on a fun one!
Sherry

Roger Owen Green said...

The train is the most civilized means of transportation, IMHO. But glad you gave equal time to other types of journeys.

Irene said...

Great journey post..

Rinkly Rimes said...

J for Journeys! What a great idea! It was good to tour the world with you!

Tumblewords: said...

A great Journey - a wonderful tour, thank you!!