November Photo a Day Challenge: Lonely

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This poem came to my mind when I saw the theme for today by William Wordsworth. My mother was not very poetical but this was her one and only poem that she knew from the school

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

November Photo a Day Challenge: Lonely

November Photo a Day Challenge: 9. Historic

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When you enter our neighbouring town of Solothurn, capital town of Kanton Solothurn in Switzerland, history hits you in the eye. You can imagine the Roman legions entering the town in the early years of the century. The buildings all built in the same solid style of the baroque years and when you realise that Casanova spent a night in the house on the right probably with a lady friend, it completes the historical touch.

November Photo a Day Challenge: 9. Historic