Weight and Stuff Report – 6 August 2013

Down again today. Or maybe not. I did a few little experiments with the scale today, and found that it gave widely, and indeed wildly, different readings when placed on different parts of the floor. However, in any given position, its readings are quite consistent. So, I’ve decided to leave it where it has been for the last however long it’s been. The reading may not be entirely accurate, but at least it should give a reasonable indication of upness[1] and downness[2].

Time now for some more Durham photographs. Here’s the cathedral from a less usual angle. I quite like the way it looms over the trees.

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/200s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 3 August, 2013
Location: 54° 46.3788′ 0″ N 1° 34.3001′ 0″ W

And this is a bust of Sir Ove Arup, who amongst many other things was the design engineer for the Sydney Opera House. He was also responsible for the design of the Kingsgate Bridge, which leads from Durham University Student’s Union to the Cathedral. The bust, which you might just have noticed at bottom right of the picture above, is close to the bridge.

Sir Ove Arup

Sir Ove Arup

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/680s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 3 August, 2013
Location: 54° 46.3814′ 0″ N 1° 34.3201′ 0″ W

[1] Possibly not a real word
[2] Probably much the same