Taking five minutes to enjoy five things...
1. Stairs invite us in.
Like into Dr Johnson's House,
up the stairwell,
into his attic where facsimiles of his dictionary await your perusal.
2. Stairs can lead us down.
Into the First World War tunnels at Vimy Ridge,
in France but a National Historic Site of Canada.
Fourteen miles of tunnels leading to the front line,
built by Welsh miners for Canadian troops.
3. Sometimes it is necessary to make temporary arrangements.
Awaiting new stairs at the Brunel Museum.
The only way in and out of Brunel's underground chamber.
You can see where the stairs used to be,
helpfully illustrated on souvenir cups.
4. Stairs provide convenient places to hang portraits
Going left up the stairs to the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons,
you are introduced to past presidents.
Not gowned up (surgically speaking), but wearing RCS ties.
As the fashions for portraiture, ties and gowns have changed,
fortunately so have surgical instruments.
Doubt Professor Peter Morris here, ever had to work with the chicken bone or razor shell
that we had just seen in the Hunterian Museum.
Down the hatch on HMS Belfast.
Always face the ladder and best wear trousers.
Perhaps head to the Shell Room below the water-line.
Ladders and hatches on HMS Belfast accessing all nine decks.
I am joining in with Amy with Five on Friday,
taking five minutes from our day to enjoy five things.
Please visit the other bloggers who are also blogging about Five on Friday this week.
Want to kmow more about Dr Johnson's House, Vimy Ridge,
the Brunel Museum, the Hunterian Museum and HMS Belfast?
Click on the headings below to read my previous posts about them.