Tuesday, July 29, 2014

San Francisco

Not a big wheelbarrow city, from what I've seen in two days. I've seen construction work and trucks with tools, but few wheelbarrows.

I saw one near some curb work. I saw these three (hard to see where they are, and the tour bus we were on was moving quickly).

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Barrow, no legs

Elsewhere on this Robin Hood series there was a barrow with two short legs. They carried armor in it.

This is a different one, or perhaps the same one (prop) used in one show, and legs added to one end of it later.


This is from Episode 59, The Bandit of Britanny.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My dad's birthday

My dad has been gone for over half my life, but he gave me rides in wheelbarrows when I was little, and let us play with his wheelbarrow as much as we wanted to. Somewhere there is a photo of me and my sister sitting under an apple tree, digging in the dirt, with a cousin or two. There's a wheelbarrow.

Somewhere there is a photo of my dad and my Uncle Junior (who is still living) and I think there might be a wheelbarrow in that, too.

This isn't a wheelbarrow, but it's my dad, before I was born. He was strong and always owned a big wheelbarrow. Probably the same one all the years I knew him.


My dad was born July 17, 1926. He died in his fifties. I have outlived him two ways. His name was Kirby Lynn Adams.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Spotted at a distance

In Alameda, New Mexico, spotted this:


Through the wonder of a zoom lens, I didn't need to trespass to get a better look.


Fire wood. In May, and it wasn't near the house nor a wood pile, it seemed. Maybe they were cleaning up the field, and tehre were pieces of wood scattered or lost in winter. Maybe they moved it away from the house in case it lured spiders. Maybe they have a hot tub, or a wood-fired kiln or outdoors oven. Some houses have an horno. We had one when I was little, but my mom didn't know how to use it. Some families put a wood stove out in summer. Nada used to move hers in or out seasonally, in the 1970's when she lived north of El Duende. Maybe it was for a bonfire or campfire. Holly has had some outdoors fires this summer at her house.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Black, with bikes

Routine, matches the bikes, spotted in the back of a four-car garage at someone else's house. Minnesota.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The wheelbarrow race in England



I hadn't seen the front axle fastened to flat lumber before. This photo is from 1932, and was identified as La course à la brouette en Angleterre : [photographie de presse] / Agence Mondial -diff. par l'Agence Mondial (Paris)-1932

It's from a link to 9,708 wheelbarrow-related photos on the French National Library site. Cath GB sent it to me! http://gallica.bnf.fr/Search?ArianeWireIndex=index&p=1&lang=EN&q=brouette&x=15&y=9

France is the place for wheelbarrow history. The wikipedia page in French is much longer than in any other language. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brouette

I went to see where that race might have been, and why. I found another wheelbarrow race in England, celebrating fifty years (so it wasn't the 1932 race). There are photos! One person pushes, one person rides, and there are costumes involved. And water. Big audience, even though it was raining. Braughing Wheelbarrow Race celebrates 50 Years. Braughing is in Hertfordshire, between London and Cambridge. Their race has a facebook page: Braughing Wheelbarrow Race. Their race has a nice logo:


Here's one in Pewsey that's for adults only, at night… Teams of three or more, costumes. September 18, 2014, if anyone wants to go and check it out. There are photos of former years: http://www.pewsey-carnival.org.uk/wordpress/index.php/calendar/wheelbarrow/ This is put on by The Pewsey And District Feast And Carnival (PADFAC), established in 1898. They put on the oldest carnival in Wiltshire. Their newsletter said, in February, that the 2014 race might not be held. In calling for volunteers, part of what was written was "There are some 800-900 people who take part in the Wheelbarrow race each year and between us we need to find two volunteers to take up these positions." (There are updates there.)

Without an extensive search, I see that there are also wheelbarrow races in Great Glen and in Watchet, in England. Watchet has a logo, too (at least for facebook purposes):

Devils and kings

Seems three kings are in a wheelbarrow pushed by a devil, with another devil leading. Maybe.



I lifted it from this image, page 282 of 674 pages of a Bible which was included in the search for French library wheelbarrows.
Bible --1270-01-01/1290-01-01 Detailed information
Image(s)
Description : figurant le Jugement dernier. Marginalia : à la droite du Christ les élus, à sa gauche les damnés tourmentés par des démons tirant et poussant une brouette où brûlent un roi, un évêque et un laïc, l'un des diables joue de la cornemuse. _f. 140, Aggée : initiale I hi
Get the document on the website of Bibliothèque d’agglomération de Saint-Omer

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Where girls ride horses

Two moms in the same month sent photos of wheelbarrows at the stables where their girls ride horses.

Renee Cabatic's are from Corvallis, Oregon:


In that same month, from Melbourne Australia, Claire Horsley sent this note and photo:

"Here's a photo I took yesterday at the kids' horse riding place."