Another view from my quick hike in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area last month. The remnants of the old Sutro Baths are at the left, along the shore.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K., the poppy has become the symbol of remembrance of fallen soldiers in all wars. The poppy was first used in this way by the American Legion, inspired by the poem In Flanders Fields by Canadian Lt.-Col John McCrae. The poppies in the photo above were spotted in bloom at Riley Park in Calgary, back in August.
Looking up, an opulent chandelier hangs from the high ceiling inside the summer smoking room at the top of Cardiff Castle’s clock tower. Along the walls closer to floor level, of which a small portion is visible in this image, the story of the mythical gods in the 12 zodiac signs is depicted in paintings and sculptures.