From the corner of the divan of Persian saddle-bags on which he was lying, smoking, as was his custom, innumerable cigarettes, Lord Henry Wotton could just catch the gleam of the honey-sweet and honey-coloured
blossoms of a laburnum, whose tremulous branches seemed hardly able to bear the burden of a beauty so flamelike as theirs; and now and then the fantastic shadows of birds in flight flitted across the long tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window, producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect, and making him think of those pallid, jade-faced painters of Tokyo who, through the medium of an art that is necessarily immobile, seek to convey the sense of swiftness and motion.
The floor in the living area is made of honey-coloured
planks salvaged from railway cars and bought in London; the ladder leading up to the little rooftop glasshouse is made from salvaged planks, and the kitchen is made from wood salvaged from a church in Ireland.
Pretty villages with honey-coloured
cottages, glorious parks, gardens and gentle streams - all set in a huge area of stunning natural beauty.
Apart from the honey-coloured
stone of the old buildings, materials are few: fair-faced concrete, wood, stainless steel and welded and varnished steel sheeting.
The towns have sun-filled squares bordered by pink and white oleander trees, and honey-coloured
houses with Romeo and Juliet-style balconies.
The theatre foyer on the south elevation is a double-height volume expressed as a sequence of angular glazing hewn jaggedly into the light honey-coloured
Most tourists are drawn to its beautiful capital, Valetta, famous for its honey-coloured
limestone buildings, narrow streets and magnificent Grand Harbour.
And now's the time to visit when this attractive range of hills famous for its honey-coloured
limestone is at its summer best.
CLIFFS: One of the Algarve's famous beaches - main picture.
But privately, Guinness hope the black lager will take off and generate huge profits by luring drinkers away from traditional, honey-coloured
The curved building frontage of honey-coloured
Klinker hugs the perimeter footpath, reinforcing the simple symmetry of the hard landscaped Platz, and focuses on a green glass slab sculpture in memory of the Jewish victims of National Socialism.
In autumn watch for honey-coloured
mushrooms that appear at the base of affected plants.