7.04.2007

Back to Reality

Signs...
June 2007

My iTunes: The Hardest Part by Coldplay

Greetings from London!

It is 55 degrees and rainy! My holiday is officially OVER! I never knew that powering down could be so hard. I have to confess...I did check email while I was gone. I am amazed at where you can get internet access. I appreciated all your comments wishing me a good time away! I am still sifting through my 1600 images that I managed to snap here and there while relaxing! Hehehe. I am eager to share them soon!

Until then I wanted to share this image. I snapped this one afternoon at the British Library. If you are ever in London, make this place a must see. It is also nice because it is free. Right now they have an exhibit called SACRED where you can see many ancient texts and manuscripts including the Codex Sinaiticus from 350 AD. This is the earliest surviving copy of the complete New Testament from the bible. It was found at the foot of Mt. Sinai in Egypt. They also have a piece from the Dead Sea Scrolls. The piece you can see is from the book of Psalms from the year 50 AD. Pretty amazing.

I am so glad that I am back and will be touching base on blogs and commenting over the next few days! Have a great week!

29 comments:

Autumn said...

It looks like it would make a good cd cover.

chariotsoffire said...

great shot!!!! it is a great place to go! so where did you go? We're waiting to here! the british library? =)

Moi said...

hey am so glad to see u back ....wish u a great july 4th...
the pic reminded me of the stencil work i used to indulge in as a kid ....and British Lib. are revered back at home for the collection they house...
am eager to see from your collection....:)
And it's raining here too....took away the zing from fireworks tonight :(

Anna said...

HINT...we went farther south than the British Library! :)

Kekiinani said...

Awesome shot. Hope you had a nice vacation. Can't wait to see your photos. Aloha, Renee :)

Chad Oneil said...

Definitely sounds like a lot of cool artifacts that you got to see!

kenju said...

Welcome back, Anna! Don't know where you went, but I look forward to photos of it.

I've been reading other blogs about the cold and rain there. Hope that stops soon!

Mark said...

I agree with autumn - great CD cover!

Now, who has a band called British Library?

I'm still amazed at the age of those artifacts you saw.

Jackie said...

further south than the british library...it be...Callais?? the small suburb of London. ;)

I like the towering look/bw image. tres cool

CG said...

I love this; maybe it's special as I'm a librarian (though not at THE British library, just a British library!)
Welcome back Anna XX

advman said...

Anna,

I LOVE this image! It's graphic, it's bold, it's abstract. Wonderful.

Andreas

Mike said...

Good to see you back Anna. Can't wait to see your pictures, especially if they are as interesting as this one! Teresa liked this one as she is a librarian.

talj said...

Great to have you back Anna, this shot is wonderful! Hope you enjoyed your break...I dont think I could manage to power down at all...I'd go crazy!! {{HUGS}} :o)

Eric McCarty said...

Hi Anna,

Amber and Jason's wedding photographer here. Not that you need to hear this from me, but this is really good stuff. Just don't become a professional; you'll never find time to blog every day! It'll spoil all the fun!

I'm a little disappointed that they couldn't come up with a more engaging moniker than "British Library". There must not be any marketers in the library system.

I'll check back soon.

P.S. Please book a wedding for me over your way. I now have three stops to make in the UK; George MacDonald's home, the Eagle and Child Pub, and . . . the British Library.

Bob-kat said...

Glad you had a good break. The British Library is a fantastic place and that exhibition sounds fascinating.

Rising Rainbow said...

Very interesting shot.

Taylor DiVincenzo said...

sounds like you had a great trip and you got great shots!

yeah, i dont think im going to give up. however, i really need to make it a daily effort. thanks for checking out my posts and ill be sure to continue checking out yours!

photowannabe said...

Glad to have you back Anna. i hope it was a super rest for you. So many times I see a shot and say that's an "Anna shot."
Take a deep breath and power down slowly before going back to packing those boxes.

utenzi said...

Welcome back, Anna. I hope your vacation was long enough to unwind.

JAM said...

That would be amazing to go to that library. Heck, I even love our small local ones. I can't imagine a big-shot library like that.

Welcome back.

JoAnn said...

Anna,
What a superb photo! Just the soberness,(I like it) I wanna see all of 1600 photo's , so start day by day in 10's?

JoAnn

John Roberts said...

Welcome back! I'm looking forward to seeing some of those 1600 photos (but maybe not all 1600). I cut a little wooden wedge to stick under one side of my monitor to tilt it slightly, so I'm ready for the show!

Melody said...

What a great shot!

1600 images will keep you busy!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you choose to share with us.

Julia said...

ahhh its so good to hear that you had a good time :)


that librarys sign alone makes me want to go to it!!!

1600 pictures, holy cow! :) i wish i could see them all.

have a wonderful weekend anna!

Jamison Parker said...

I just stumbled across your blog. I'm glad I did because I just spent two weeks in England (one week in London) and you have taken all of the pics I wish I could have taken while I was there. Awesome!!

Cris said...

Glad to have you back, but I am happy you took time off, I am doing this over this weekend, it's a holiday on Monday, so, off to the farm we go!

Ash said...

Love this!

Mr. Althouse said...

That's a very cool shot! 55 degrees and raining? In Sacramento yesterday, it was a record 108 degrees! That's right, 108 degrees! That's 42.2 degrees for those on the metric system. Somehow 42 doesn't seem as hot as 108.

John said...

i really like this pic