Photographer's Note

I spotted this old horse-drawn tumbril while we were exploring the fabulously interesting old fortifications at La Mola at the entrance to Mahon harbour in Menorca. As well as the fascinating fortifications and tunnels, there is a number of old artefacts around, like this old cart.

But isn't it very strange how the mind works? Just last year I had re-read Charles Dickens' Tale of Two Cities and found it a fabulous book - much better than when I had first read it under duress at school so many years ago. And when I turned a corner here and saw this old cart sitting starkly under an arched roof, it reminded me so vividly of what Dickens had conjured up in my mind of Sydney Carton's horrendous journey from his prison to the guillotine.

He would have travelled with other condemned men and women in a tumbril such as this on his journey across Paris to the guillotine where, just before his execution, he uttered those famous words:

"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known".

Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE9.

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