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Category: Great Britain

Postcard of the Week: The Orient Express

         These are in fact two separate postcards, both from a series of six posters by Pierre Fix-Masseau (1905-1994) in the style of the 1920s. He was the last of […]

The Souvenir Dilemma

         The other day I found myself browsing through a tourist shop in London. I was amazed at the sheer quantity of gawdy figurines and tacky t-shirts that are hoovered […]

Postcard of the Week: Land’s End

         This postcard comes from Land’s End, a well-known place to us Brits, as it marks the most southwestward spot of mainland Britain, where the land literally ends. Just offshore […]

Strolling along the Thames

          A stroll along the Thames path on New Year’s Day 2013. Having grown up always near to the coast I have a special connection with water, and hence one […]

Traditional Britain summed up in 5 Greeting Cards

           Wandering through the Christmas Market in the grounds of Winchester’s atmospheric Cathedral, I stumbled across a wood hut selling the cutest paintings in a very particular style. They depict […]

Postcard of the Week: Brighton

         Brighton possesses all of the trademarks of a city that’s past its glory days. Its grand Victorian townhouses overlooking the sea are dirty and desperately in need of a new […]