Сегодня моя кроша мужественно преодолела непростое испытание - визит к стоматологу. Миссия - удаление первого молочного зуба, который уже вовсю мешал росту постоянного, коренного... Спасибо огромное доктору стоматологи «Звёздная»! Убрал зубик быстро и совсем не больно!!! Поместили зуб в специальную коробочку и велели обязательно передать его фее)))
Будет исполнено))) не сомневайтесь)))
The Dunmore Pineapple as captured by @benpentreath on Instagram is a fabulously ornate folly, ranked as ‘the most bizarre building in Scotland’, standing in Dunmore Park, near Airth in Stirlingshire.
The lower section of the building, a hothouse, was used for growing pineapples. It was heated by large glass panes and by a furnace-driven heating system. The smoke from the furnace was expelled through four chimneys cleverly disguised as Grecian urns. The upper floor contained two small bothies for the gardeners.
A mix of architectural styles; the south entrance takes the form of a Palladian Serliana archway, incorporating Tuscan columns. When stepping through this archway and into the vestibule below the pineapple you are faced with an elaborately framed doorway, flanked, on either side, by pairs of hand carved, painted Ionic columns displaying perfect fluting.
The intricately carved stone pineapple forms an elaborate cupola atop an octagonal pavilion with sash windows topped with Gothic ogee arches on seven sides and a door, topped with an ogee transom, on the eighth.
Inside, the stone walls are gently curved so that the room is circular rather than octagonal. Even the door and the panes of glass in the seven windows are curved!
The pavilion is just large enough to house a round table and some chairs, the pineapple itself is around 14 metres high and constitutes a stunning example of the stonemason's craft. Each of the curving stone leaves is separately drained to prevent frost damage and the stiff serrated edges of the lowest and topmost leaves and the plum berry-like fruits are all graded so that water cannot accumulate anywhere.
The stone is the same top to bottom, the width of the portico and pineapple match the height of the south façade. These elements, along with the four equally spaced urn-shaped chimneys, add to the sense of Classical order and harmony.
I often stop at this spot on the road on my drive home to enjoy the fantastic view.
This evening while I was there, this older gentleman stopped to enjoy the sunset too.
As he got out of the car, with total amazement in his eyes, he said to me, “It’s different every day! I pass by this spot every day, and every day it looks new! I love it!”
I said to him, “I know, my friend, I see it too. We are so blessed.”
Even the most familiar things can reveal to us new and unique messages. Are you paying attention? 🌅👀🌲