‘Connemara Picnic Surprised By A Snowstorm.’”

February 19, 2012

‘Connemara picnic surprised by a snowstorm.’”

“When George Bernard Shaw saw a portrait of the 1921 Everest Expedition – the men dressed in Norfolk jackets, knickerbockers, and puttees, the geologist Heron in a camel hair greatcoat, Howard-Bury in Donegal tweed, with matching dark tie and waistcoat, Mallory wrapped in a woolen scarf – he famously quipped that the entire scene resembled a ‘Connemara picnic surprised by a snowstorm.’”

– From Into the Silence, in reference to the picture above.

(via mistercrew, who has a regular blog that you be following)