Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ramsgate in 1867 and today

The Picture's of the pages are from Bear's Gide to Ramsgate for 1867 this link will take you to the inevitable buy it now button and further sample pages.










this is the link to today's photos

I have to admit that sometimes I despair of Thanet District Council, I reported the big chunk of loose tiles on the Royal to them after one of the winter storms 16.12.2018 and still nothing has been done about them.

These photos were taken today



What do you do? Report it again? I think the more you report local problems the more they get to dislike you the less attention they pay to your problems and the less they do. Theoretically council's are supposed to want independent shops, in practice I sometimes wonder.


 two sessions painting at the Pav today this one after work this evening.
and this one before work this morning. In both cases it is very much a case of, spot the difference.

With the painting it isn't long before I would struggle with which part of which painting I painted when

Monday, 17 June 2019

photos Ramsgate mostly click to expand

 Some more postcards - off a heap, this means probably ones I have used before, although copied with the camera which in some cases produces something better than the scanner.

I took a few photos this evening and they should all be on my camera card along with the photos of the postcards. The one above was the only one that came out roughly how i wanted it.

here is the link to the pictures on the card
I have mostly been making bookcases in the bookshop today, replacing the last of the old bookshop shopfittings with ordinary wooden bookcases, which work better for us.

this is the link to the photos of the books we put out today 
 Hopefully by later in the week I will have moved the poetry section to the front of the shop and perhaps the reference section too. Our main competitor is the internet, both in the sense of the way free information comes and goes and the big online booksellers like Amazon.

Rest of the ramble will be at the bottom of the post

















One of my interests is art and at the moment Leonardo and the other renascence artists, an interesting time.
The changing view then can be expressed in various quotations this is 1190

and this 1486.

The impact of the internet on the way one studies this type of thing, a balance between books, yotube running in firefox set in desktop mode on one's phone so one can use other applications. University lecture and books basically seems to be a way to go.

Off to the sundeck of the Pav for the height to snap the sunset - no card in camera- grr my cheap phone