Herkules, actually. This tall sculpture atop its octagon-shaped structure stands high above Kassel, Germany. The palace Wilhelmshöhe is way down the hill. Here the sock takes a good look at Herkules’ super-firm behind (lucky guy, but he is made of metal). Scaffolding visible due to restoration and preservation work in progress on the volcanic rock of the octagon and on Herkules, too:

This was Wednesday. Now it is Saturday and Mr. MmmYarn and I are enjoying the wonderful drizzly view outside Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Also enjoying its free wireless connection to check email.

It will be nice to be home again.