Fragile and immortal

The Italian Chapel on Orkney’s tiny island of Lamb Holm is so fragile. These are not bricks; this is not plaster; those are not tiles. It’s just paint: Paint and homesickness; paint and longing; paint and desperation; paint and a prayer.

Fragile and Immortal - The Italian Chapel on Orkney - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey  (not the)

The Italian Chapel was built by Italian prisoners of war.

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The Madonna painted by Domenico Chiocchetti - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

The words in his pocket

Oh let men, overcoming individual and national egoisms, recognise themselves as brothers, may they refrain from discord, may they love and help one ... Read more

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MV Varagen - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

928 tonnes

The MV Varagen was built in Selby in 1989 and weighs 928 tonnes unladen. I'm currently thanking Archimedes that it floats.

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