Isn’t it amazing how there are so many ways to use letters, words and sentences. This is my space for collecting type on display, old and new, large and small.
This is the ceiling in the Halles Laissac in Montpellier. The ceiling is a glass dome and :
As we cruise up and down the Thames, we are struck by the variety of scenes that drift past; marking the boundary between the water and the land.
On a very blustery day, we took friends Benno, Birgit and Maria for trip downstream to Nuneham. From Oxford to Nuneham was a popular excursion in Victorian times.
The Botley Road in Oxford crosses the Thames just beyond the railway station. The road is carried by an iron bridge constructed in 1888 after the previous stone bridge had collapsed killing 3 people. Apart from this tragedy, it is also a great shame that the bridge is so low (2.28 metres clearance) that it prevents many craft from navigating further upstream than Oxford.
From our Osney Moorings to a view of the Carfax Conduit at Nuneham, takes us through Iffley and Sandford Locks. This is a favourite excursion because it gives us a chance to get back to Sandford in time for a lunch at the fine establishment of the King’s Arms.