Kingdom of Rust

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture.  This last week I had an overnight stay in Dumfries & Galloway after a less than impressive performance at Colvend’s Open.  An evening amble along the coast helped put things in perspective.

Kippford overlooks Urr Water not far from where it flows into the Solway Firth.  The road through the village runs out at The Ark as it becomes single track access for the string of houses that hug the shore.  A few hundred yards along this track there is a series of art works created from driftwood and found objects. Down on the beach is this weathered installation which is all about texture – you know exactly how these surfaces feel without the need for touch:

Texture Texture

(click on the images to enlarge)


  1. Tish Farrell · August 10, 2014

    I love rust. And the top pic is especially delicious, rust-wise, Robin. Which reminds me of a Tom Petty line – ‘if you don’t run, you’ll rust.’

    • northumbrianlight · August 10, 2014

      Thanks Tish, despite my head being full of lyrics I didn’t know those lines until I searched on Google – now watching/listening, excellent track. The power of WordPress 🙂

  2. LaVagabonde · August 10, 2014

    I can really sense the texture of the rust in that first photo. Sorry about your bad golf day.

  3. Love the rusted chain!

    • northumbrianlight · August 11, 2014

      Many thanks Connie – I like the fact it matches the highlight text colour on my blog 🙂

  4. restlessjo · August 18, 2014

    That first image is a classic, Robin 🙂

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