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photoblog image Calke Abbey Garden - Bits & Pieces 6/7

Calke Abbey Garden - Bits & Pieces 6/7

Continuing at Calke Abbey a few miscellaneous shots taken in or near the garden I showed last week.  Every good lawn needs one and this fine old roller is quite a popular photographic subject among local photographers.  I suspect it is there more for show than use these days, it must weight a ton, or tonne for those of a metric leaning.

Calke Abbey Garden - Bits & Pieces 6/7

Continuing at Calke Abbey a few miscellaneous shots taken in or near the garden I showed last week.  Every good lawn needs one and this fine old roller is quite a popular photographic subject among local photographers.  I suspect it is there more for show than use these days, it must weight a ton, or tonne for those of a metric leaning.

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Sep 2012, 01:56
Anyone for cricket...
Brian Walbey: smile I guess this is the sort of roller used for cricket pitches in days gone be.
  • Alan
  • Vancouver Airport
  • 29 Sep 2012, 03:11
I wouldn't fancy pulling that at all. Certainly not if it was was very slightly downhill smile Simple pleasures of a life now passed unfortunately.
Brian Walbey: Nor would I Alan, although it is sometimes in different places so perhaps they use it on the main garden lawn.
It's a great old rusty roller Brian... the perfect photographic subject... good find....petersmile
Brian Walbey: As I said it is quite a popular subject locally, I have seen several different presentations of it in picture form.
Great composition I think!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, the door is there to add interest, I hope!
old work tools, nice
Brian Walbey: Yes everything used to be very simple but functional didn't it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Sep 2012, 07:40
I think this must have been a two man roller Brian!
Brian Walbey: At least two I would think Chris.
I could use one of these.
Brian Walbey: But not all on your own I would think Mary, it must be quite heavy.
Ah! The heavy roller ... but where is the cricket square?
Brian Walbey: I guess it would have been for the garden grass Richard, I can't think where a square would have been at Calke.
That looks as though it would take at least a couple of men to pull it!
Brian Walbey: I think you're right Tom, it certainly looks heavy.
A fine old roller set against a distinguished wall and doorway.
Brian Walbey: Yes, as I said a popular photo subject locally.
Safely chocked, but what a fine picture, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graeme.
It helps make a fine composition.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Larry.
I like your composition... especially including the green painted doorway.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jacquelyn.

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