bunn (bunn) wrote,


A little while ago, we went to Totnes for a random day out.  I liked it.  Here is a photo that I feel sums the place up. 

Totnes had a rather lovely river, which had a rather lovely old yacht on it. 

Half naked children were preparing to swim in the river, while other people munched sandwiches and watched. 

Totnes has a lot of good alleyways, that all look as though they go somewhere interesting

And a pleasingly improbable and wobbly-looking skyline. 

We found a market, where a white-bearded old man in an orange turban was playing a guitar under a tree.  I didn't quite have the nerve to photograph him. so I photographed this horse's head made of chain instead.  It was quite a random sort of market, the kind of place where you can buy an old bucket, or an incense-holder, or a brightly coloured pair of trousers. 

Totnes has a harp centre!  I tried not to look too closely, lest I break the hopeful illusion that this was a shop that sold nothing but harps. 

I think philmophlegm wanted to go to Totnes primarily to confirm his prejudices re: it being a town of mad hippies, but he did enjoy the cake. 

In Totnes, I bought a new stay-wet acrylic palette.  It was ludicrously expensive for what is basically two bits of moulded plastic - twenty quid. TWENTY QUID!  But one of the bits of plastic on my very old palette had ruptured irretrievably, and it was annoying me every time I used it.  So I bit the bullet and bought a new one, and I must say it is really nice to have a palette that is all in one piece and working properly. 

Tags: arty stuff, holidays, photos

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