Evening photo: Mist in the Lake District, England

St John’s Church, Keswick, towers through the mist blanketing the shores of Derwentwater in the Lake District Picture: Paul Kingston / NNP

  • bob e

    old fashion england it seems

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Now for my weekly musical contribution. I offer 13 minutes of musical bliss, Beethoven’s Sonata in E Minor, Op. 90. It is here performed at the 2013 Queen Elizabeth of Belgium competition by the grand prizewinner, Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg.


  • eMan14

    Good time for a quiet walk.

  • Brett_McS

    Have a look at the photos posted of Keswick (pronounced Kezic, I believe) on google maps or similar. What a lovely place.

    • AlanUK

      “Kezic” is correct.

      Yet another “odd” English pronunciation to go with:

      Towcester (with its racecourse) “Toaster”

      Teston (a village in Kent famed for making cricket balls) “Teesun”

      Leicester (a Square in London) “Lester”

      Worcestershire (a county in the West Midlands) “Wustersheer”

      and many others.

      Incidentally – does anyone else find the black of the steeple too intense? Also not convinced by the woodlands (?) on the upper right. PERSONALLY, it looks like what could have been a lovely, subtle, photograph that has been distorted (and spoilt).

      • Bataviawillem

        Your probably right.

  • AlanUK

    And don’t get me onto Welsh place names – it’s a whole different language (literally). Try:


    (commonly shortened to Llanfair PG for obvious reasons. Imagine you are a Welsh child from there and you are asked in class to write your address …)

    It translates as:

    “St Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St Tysilio of the red cave”.

    If you really want to know how to pronounce the name, go to its website: