Lawless herons and twisted propellers


Not only do herons eat cute little ducklings but they are also litter louts. The evidence? A rubbish bin at beak height, a heron and lots of food wrappings scattered about it. The bit of tinfoil was the clincher for me.

North of Amsterdam stand twisted propellor blades from a Wellington that crashed there in 1941. The crew had already bailed out – sadly for them over the North Sea – and the aircraft continued on its course until the fuel ran out. Today the blades look like ribbons fluttering in the breeze.



About aides mémoires

This is a chronological list of things I have seen, places I have visited, and thoughts that have wandered through the space between my ears. A reading group of one; an art appreciation society limited by my preferences and prejudices; opera criticism by one who knows nothing about the subject.
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