Modes (and joys) of Travel – part 3

No fairy-tale connections this time… though I can’t help thinking that flying (today’s main mode) is a ‘wonder’. For (much!) more “retro adverts and comic covers” on the theme head over to Super-blogger ‘The Vintage Toy Advertiser (TVTA)‘s post – Highly recommended. Tower Press was a British jigsaw and games manufacturer, most active from the 1930s […]

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There’s always Paris

Having written about ‘Love’ in the last 2 posts, Paris came to mind – or rather, my romantic notion of it – based on childhood TV series such as The Persuaders or Jason King . While it is doubtful any scenes were actually shot in Paris the illusion of worldwide (luxury) travel was wonderful. Here’s […]

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Modes of Travel – part 2

“It rained and snowed terribly; besides, the wind was so high, that it threw him twice off his horse, and night coming on, he began to apprehend being either starved to death with cold and hunger, or else devoured by the wolves, whom he heard howling all round him, when, on a sudden, looking through […]

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Raise an eyebrow

I like reading old city/travel guides, guides that tell you about streets and places that may no longer exist, guides that invite you to wander along trying to find remnants of what used to be or the new building or street name in its place. What did people 10, 20, 30 or more years deem […]

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London Ephemera

I love getting holiday postcards from friends & family! And I used to love sending them, but more and more I seem to  end up taking the cards I meant to send back home with me. I guess this is what happened to the person who bought these ‘Pic-a-pop-up’ cards of London landmarks in the […]

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Modes of Travel – part 1

“One day it occurred to me that it had been many years since the world had been afforded the spectacle of a man adventurous enough to undertake a journey in Europe on foot.” is the opening sentence of Mark Twain’s ‘A Tramp Abroad‘ Having just been to Heidelberg and wandered around the woods on the […]

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