Friday, 22 July 2011

Happy Holidays!

I thought I would post this travel poster by Herve Morvan as it seemed appropriate as we launch ourselves into holiday mode. Ok, so we're not going to Tahiti, we'll have to make do with a weekend of camping near Penzance. We do have plenty of great beaches and have even got palm trees what with the sub-tropical climate n'all. Lets hope it doesn't do the monsoon thing this time....

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

University Challenge

The question is ...why do I like these stamps from the 70s celebrating university buildings? Possibly I'm missing some urban grit, there's not many tower blocks here in Cornwall - the nearest thing to any kind of high-rise is a lighthouse! Maybe its the screenprinty quality of the images?Perhaps .Maybe living with an architect all these years has fostered some kind of appreciation for modern architecture ...not sure. Hang on a minute, I know what it is - its the price! Bargain.. 3p to post a letter! Those were the days...I wonder how these building have fared over the years. Are they still standing?