Shades of me…

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The Common, Broadway, Worcestershire, England.

Light is a wonderful thing
But so too is the inverse.

Shades of me
Shadows, if you will?

Not reflections
But possibly reflective in nature.

A different view
A view of the darker side

But still worthy of consideration.

Shades of me
Set in time and place.

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On the Danforth, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Broadway, Worcestershire, England: Golden Gem

I’ve been to the beautiful village of Broadway many times. Here are a few images that suggest why I like to return so much!


Looking up the curve of the High Street as evening settles on the village.


The Old Stables on the High Street is resplendent in its golden stone.


An inviting courtyard off the High Street begs the question of what might lie beyond?


St. Michael and All Angels Church, circa 1840, the other side of which lies my favourite pub, The Crown and Trumpet.


Impressive buds of garlic showcased at the Broadway Deli. Fine meats and vegetables are found here. Tea and coffee, breakfast and light lunches are also served.

King Pilsner–Beer Twister in a Glass

In a clean and cold rinsed glass, and with no apparent off flavours or aromas, this King Pilsner produced this unusual phenomenon, a beer twister in a regular sleeve glass.

Utilizing a unique short fermentation period, which is followed by a long lagering period, King Pilsner at 5 percent abv, from the King Brewery, Nobleton, Ontario, Canada, steps out with a heady aroma of hops and underlying malt. Fairly full in the mouth with both malt and hops intertwined, there follows a balanced thrust of hop bitterness and malt in the flavourful finish. Made from distilled water that has been mineralized to replicate the waters of Pilsen, 100 percent true Pilsner malt, all Czech Saaz hops and a dedicated Czech yeast strain, King Pilsner delivers big time flavours after a full 60-day cycle of brewing, fermentation and aging.