Sunday Scrawl #5

Sunday Scrawl #5

13768373_1752273815042908_764435473_nThis is an easy one! This picture is, I’m pretty sure of a London, UK medieval building, with a tower. That reminds me of a song, Towers of London, by one of my all-time favorite secular bands, XTC. (This was before I switched to only Praise & Worship.)

Here it is:

Towers of London (YouTube)

And here are the links to buy the song or the album (from my Amazon affiliate link).

Towers Of London (2001 – Remaster) off of the album  Black Sea

Lyrics:

Towers of London
XTC
Chorus:
Towers of London
When they had built you
Did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
When they had built you
Victoria’s gem found in somebody’s hell

Verse 1:
Pavements of gold leading to the underground
Grenadier Guardsmen walking pretty ladies around
Fog is the sweat of the never never navvies who pound, pound, pound, pound, pound
Spikes in the rails to their very own heaven

Towers of London
When they had built you
Did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
When they had built you
Victoria’s gem found in somebody’s hell

Verse 2:
Bridges of muscles spanning so long and high
Merchants from Stepney walking pretty ladies by
Rain is the tears of the never never navvies who cry
For the bridge that doesn’t go
In the direction of Dublin

Towers of London
When they had built you
Did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
When they had built you
Victoria’s gem found in somebody’s hell

Bridge:
And I’ve seen it in a painting
And I’ve seen it in engraving
And I’ve seen it in their faces
Clear as children’s chalk lines on the paving

Towers of London
When they had built you
Did you watch over the men who fell
Towers of London
When they had built you
Victoria’s gem found in somebody’s hell

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Sunday Scrawl Challenge #4

Sunday Scrawl Challenge #4

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Sunday Scrawl Challenge #4

I find myself looking through the chain links in this picture to what’s beyond. In the distance, I see a river; in the foreground, I see what could be a rock wall or a construction site. (Regardless, both are things that are built. So I imagine the fence is to keep people out – I mean, safe from the danger inherent at such a location.)

That’s one aspect – this fence is here for your protection. The other aspect is the mystery of what be arising there. It kind of makes me want to get a closer look – except there’s this fence…

Sunday Scrawl Challenge #3

Sunday Scrawl Challenge #3

Sunday Scrawl Challenge: #3
I just came across another weekly Prompt challenge! This one is to respond any way you’d like to a posted photo. 

The challenge runs from Sunday to Sunday. 

Here’s this week’s photo:

And my response:

I love photos of pathways and roads and rivers, etc – images that portray a potential journey, a going from here to there. 

To me, it’s a representation of our voyage through life, and it can give a thousand-word description of how we choose to live it. We can approach it head-on, straight and direct like the line of a rail-road track. We can meander through, exploring everything along the way, as if we journey with no need for urgency on a warm summer’s day. 

Whenever I find pictures like this, I save it and add to my collection. Here are a few of my favorites: