Archive for December, 2010

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 26th, 2010


lone sledger, originally uploaded by eversion.

Hoping your Christmas involved sufficient sledging.

for our pleasure and interest

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Blogging like it’s 2004. That’s the answer it seems. In which case I should return to my habit of just lazily scanning cool stuff and putting it on flickr. So, for no better reason than a desire to share some beautiful illustrations, I give you the 1961 Ladybird guide to London:

Ladybird-London-cover

Ladybird-London-TheCity

Ladybird-London-Piccadilly

The authorities of the airport are pleased to see us, and they have arranged everything for our pleasure and interest. We can but refreshments or a full meal. For children who are not above old-fashioned means of transport, they have pony-rides and a miniature railway. There is even a sand-pit for the very young. But the great thrill is the aeroplanes; huge and graceful, immensely powerful and so beautiful to watch.

Ladybird-London-Airport

Never mind the carbon emissions and the extra runway rubbish: huge and graceful, immensely powerful and so beautiful to watch. Oof.

With thanks to Kinver Village book fair. More to come.