Monday, August 29, 2016

This Was Too Good Not to Share

As some of you may know, we recently attended the International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences held in Glasgow, Scotland, August 10-12. We also remained afterwards for the guided tours: around Glasgow; Ayrshire; West Lothian; and the Isle of Bute (one day each).

I'll be posting pictures of the heraldry that we saw there, but it may take a little while. It's not all that fast to review some 5,000 photographs, weed out the duplicates, remove the slightly out of focus ones, crop and straighten, and then write something that describes the remainder: what, where, whose, etc. (I mean, sure, I could just upload a bunch of photographs of heraldry, but without some selection and description, it just turns into "come see our vacation slides." And who really wants to do that?

So I'll get to them (as of this writing, I've been going through and making the initial sorts for several days now) and get them posted, but in the meantime:

Jo got the following photograph of me waiting in one of the rooms at Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute.  I'd made it my profile picture on Facebook, and then Mark Anthony Henderson commented on it:

And now it's time for Masterpiece Heraldry Theatre with your distinguished host, David Appleton.