• Playmo Museum
  • Airline Alliance

Weekend 469.0

(1) There’s a Chinese restaurant in Hammersmith that looks like it belongs in Twilight Town or San Fransokyo. (2) History: (3) Don’t Defend Columbus—Celebrate Him (City Journal)

Weekend 468.0

Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. – Genesis 11:3 (1) How Bricks Are Made (YouTube) (2) Brick from Meaux Abbey (British Museum)

467.1 (Tyres and Bricks)

My post on Walt Disney (August 2nd) was interrupted by some pretty significant changes in my personal life but there’s still a crude draft taking shape in my notes. I’m currently reading Brick: A Social History by Carolyne Haynes. I found this title at the London Transport Museum and it’s a page-turner! Did you know […]

Weekend 467.0

(1) A quote from Brick: A Social History by Carolyne Haynes: “Bricks do not stand alone, they work best with a sticky material to bind them together. So, wound into this story of bricks is an exploration of the use of lime. If bricks are mostly ignored, lime is rarely mentioned at all. Even the […]

Weekend 466.0

Obedience Leads to HeavenGod has promised to lead us safely heavenward in spite of all things being against us. But the infirmities which beset us, these He still ordains should try us and humble us and should bring us day by day to the foot of His Cross for pardon. Let us simply obey God’s […]

Weekend 465.0

“The danger of these expeditions was no doubt very great, but the spoils were in proportion, and there was not a boy or man of the seafaring population of Devon who would not gladly have gone with the adventorous captain.” — Under Drake’s Flag by G.A. Henty (1) Scan from ‘American Historical Playing Cards’ with […]

Weekend 464.0

“The real artist’s work is a surprise to himself. The big painter is the one who has something to say. He thus does not paint men, landscape, or furniture, but an idea.” — Robert Henri A couple of YouTube videos with a common thread (it’s a riddle). (1) La Petite Ceinture: What Happened to Paris’s […]

Weekend 463.0

(1) France to pay 50 euros per person for bike repairs to boost cycling post-lockdown (Reuters)

Weekend 462.0

(1) Boston Symphony Orchestra Launches HEROIC PERFORMANCES to Honor Front-Line Workers May 3 @ 3:00 PM EST: Seiji Ozawa, in his final Symphony Hall concert as BSO Music Director (April 20, 2002), leading Mahler’s Symphony No. 9. >>> BSO at Home

Weekend 461.1

(1) A quote from Walt Disney and the Quest for Community: “The EPCOT philosophy continued in other ways. Disney’s favorite community topic was transportation, be it model railroading or promoting the monorail. It should come as no surprise that the EPCOT concept’s most lasting influence would be in the area of public transportation. Community Transportation […]

Weekend 461.0

(1) Miss Prim At Clear Creek (The American Conservative) “It is a simple tale that speaks of something that has been in the human heart since always: the search for paradise lost, that indefinable nostalgic sense that we all have engraved in our hearts. A nostalgia that at times savors of childhood, and which neither […]

Weekend 460.1

(1) Kingdom Hearts: 10 Coolest Looking Keyblades, Ranked (The Gamer) (2) A Fleer PAC-MAC card from the 1980s. The Fleer Corporation is now defunct. (3) Ferris Wheel and Skyline from Eden of the East. This was some of the best anime I’ve watched since The Last Exile. I also watched Steamboy during quarantine and it […]

Weekend 459.1

“A station is far more than a group of buildings where the passenger catches [the] train, buys a ticket, a meal or a newspaper. It expresses the very nature of rail transport. The new stations, with their functional look, provide for a smooth flow of passengers of all times. Clear sign-posting, logical arrangement of essential […]

Weekend 459.0

(1) A couple of quotes from Paul by N.T. Wright: “What matters, I think, is the way in which the letters covers so many moods and situations, the way in which, like the great music of our own classical tradition, they can find you at every stage of life, in every joy and sorrow, chance […]

Weekend 456.0

“It is a difficult and rare virtue to mean what we say, to love without dissimulation, to think no evil, to bear no grudge, to be free from selfishness, to be innocent and straight-forward.” — Lead, Kindly, Light (1) The art of imitation – 19th century Islamic revivalism (The British Museum) (2) A poem by […]