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Monday, January 26, 2009

My photo of the day! A limestone gravestone ravaged by acid rain erosion and almost completely obliterated! Yorkshire September 2007.
I am going to stay with my friends in Hungary the day after tomorrow and hope to take more photos there and publish some of them here - Watch this space!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Dazzle Ships

I have been fascinated for some time by the succesful use of Dazzle Camouflage on ships during the First World War. Because of the development of radar by the time of the second war, Dazzle camouflage was not a realistic option, but earlier the complex broken lines meant that enemy submarines could not accurately judge distances and directions. No ships and few photos survive, but the World War I dazzle ships definitely earned their place in Art History - See Wikipedi link above.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

A Christmas Carol


On the Evening of New Year’s Day we went to see the production of The Tobacco Factory version of the famous Charles Dickens story – A Christmas Carol. It was a wonderful Christmas treat, full of good acting from all the enthusiastic cast and in the intimate space of the theatre: an appreciative audience of all ages, children, parents and grandparents. The little theatre is good for this intimate experience, Scrooge's bed, huge on the little stage was visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come in the hope that he, Scrooge mends his miserly ways and in the end he is redeemed and does see the error of his former ways. Bob Crachett and his family were able in the end to welcome him to their Christmas meal and we could feel almost sorry for the old humbug Scrooge who had been severely rattled by his nocturnal visitors.