Elizabeth sent me this pic of the Globe pub in Baker Street, London. Projection?
Elizabeth sent me this pic of the tunnel connecting Whitechapel High St with Gunthorpe St in East London. I am definitely up for a visit to this once we are out of lockdown.
This little Whitechapel alleyway is notorious, for it is one of the murder sites of the infamous Jack the Ripper.
Today it’s a quite delightful alley, in need of a clean, but one that strongly trades on its unfortunate heritage.
A lovely cobbled path leads through a bricked arch which as been decorated with glazed tiles that do a lot to lift the potential gloom. A hand painted map of the local streets makes no mention of dark history, and was created by a local school with help from artists.https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2017/10/16/londons-alleys-gunthorpe-street-e1/
Via Reinder Storm
A sheet from a Dutch #poetry calender. Poem by Riekus Waskowsky (translated into English by yours truly); illustration by Milja Praagman.
and when you leave …
rain, rain is coming,
storm blows sand
over the roads,
one should protect one’s eyes.
frightened birds swarm
over the land.
the sky is black.
… say slowly:
I love rain.
I love storm.
I am not afraid.
Riekus Waskowsky (1932-1977)
Raf pointed me at this magnificent chocolate map of the Golf du Morbihan in the north west of France. Pic by Nicolas Tavernier
Usually I would make a crack about beer and maps or wine and maps but seriously chocolate and maps – what could be better?
This 6m x 2m tapestry map is hanging at Heathrow Airport – one more reason to want to fly out of the UK. Via Reinder Storm
Handmade from recycled wool, this tapestry of the #world is incredible; handmade by Vanessa Barragão, with ancestral techniques such as latch hook, crochet and felt. The piece took Barragão and her team more than 520 hours to weave.https://twistedsifter.com/2020/07/world-map-tapestry-by-vanessa-barragao/
I love a map about wine, who doesn’t? This one is on the side of a wine box, it came from Reinder Storm.
“Domaine Nathalie Vigot is one of the smallest in the Vosne-Romanée appellation, only 1 hectare, producing 3500 bottles per year.” I didn’t taste any of her wine, but the boxes in which they come are quite tempting!https://vosne-romanee.fr/domaine/nathalie-vigot