Sunday, 14 October 2018

The edge of Thanet and beyond + Old Ramsgate pictures + Broadstairs + a funny thing happened buying a book online

Lunch at The Dog and Duck at Plucks Gutter so technically not Thanet.
But a stone's throw away across the river.
I did the sketch in 2015 as there wasn't enough time today.
Pot of tea for two, turkey sandwich, beef sandwich £10, this is a proper English pub and it would be very hard to fault it.

Click for the rest of the Dog and Duck photos

On to Wingham and the church of St Mary the Virgin E parts last ¼ C13, W tower C14 plain pointed transept on imposts so around 1200, lightly restored by Ferrey 1874-5 well U2 can read about it and or form your own conclusions.

The Oxinden Monument (black and white marble, free standing monument in the S transept) has much less clutter around it than it had when last went to look at it in 2016. Attributed to Arnold Quellin and Grinling Gibbons late 1600s 

Old Ramsgate photos next 

On the work front 

I nabbed the Arcimboldo book for myself, I am finding the internet less and less satisfactory as an art resource.

The truth is stranger than anything you could make up.
 I bought The Puzzle of Ethics on Ebay last week
Described as very good condition it arrived yesterday, stolen from Goschen Centre which closed in 2016, so at least not stolen to order. Swag you can't send back to the rightful owner. My curiosity about the thief who steals a book about ethics...

I bought it from one of the giant internet booksellers so I don't know any more. 

1 comment:

Comments, since I started writing this blog in 2007 the way the internet works has changed a lot, comments and dialogue here were once viable in an open and anonymous sense. Now if you comment here I will only allow the comment if it seems to make sense and be related to what the post is about. I link the majority of my posts to the main local Facebook groups and to my Facebook account, “Michael Child” I guess the main Ramsgate Facebook group is We Love Ramsgate. For the most part the comments and dialogue related to the posts here goes on there. As for the rest of it, well this blog handles images better than Facebook, which is why I don’t post directly to my Facebook account, although if I take a lot of photos I am so lazy that I paste them directly from my camera card to my bookshop website and put a link on this blog.