Watched Morgiana this weekend, a film with amazing costumes. My favorite was the above dress worn by Nina Divísková, which appeared to have gold applique green man motifs.
1985 Soviet map of Pendle Hill.
London Transport moquettes
From the Transport Museum Shop where you can get any number of products upholstered in them. I’ll have a cushion in the Metropolitan Line moquette from the 1990s refurbishment if anyone’s looking out for Christmas gifts.
Central Line, 1992
Piccadilly and Central lines, 1938
District Line, 1978
Metropolitan Line, 1990s
Various lines, 1947
Routemaster buses, 1954
Various lines and British Rail, 1969
If grandmothers around the world had a rallying cry, it would probably sound something like “You need to eat!”
Photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s grandmother said something similar to him before one of his many globetrotting work trips. To ensure he had at least one good meal, she prepared for him a dish of ravioli before he departed on one of his adventures.
“In that occasion I said to my grandma ‘You know, Grandma, there are many other grandmas around the world and most of them are really good cooks,” Galimberti wrote via email. “I’m going to meet them and ask them to cook for me so I can show you that you don’t have to be worried for me and the food that I will eat!’ This is the way my project was born!”
The project, “Delicatessen With Love”, took Galimberti to 58 countries where he photographed grandmothers with both the ingredients and finished signature dishes.
He acted as photographer and stylist during each shoot with the grandmothers, taking a portrait of both the women and the food they made for him.
From top to bottom:
Inara Runtule, 68, Kekava, Latvia. Silke (herring with potatoes and cottage cheese).
Grace Estibero, 82, Mumbai, India. Chicken vindaloo.
Susann Soresen, 81, Homer, Alaska. Moose steak.
Serette Charles, 63, Saint-Jean du Sud, Haiti. Lambi in creole sauce.
The photographer’s grandmother Marisa Batini, 80, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. Swiss chard and ricotta Ravioli with meat sauce.
Normita Sambu Arap, 65, Oltepessi (Masaai Mara), Kenya. Mboga and orgali (white corn polenta with vegetables and goat).
Julia Enaigua, 71, La Paz, Bolivia. Queso Humacha (vegetables and fresh cheese soup).
Fifi Makhmer, 62, Cairo, Egypt. Kuoshry (pasta, rice and legumes pie).
Isolina Perez De Vargas, 83, Mendoza, Argentina. Asado criollo (mixed meats barbecue).
Bisrat Melake, 60, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Enjera with curry and vegetables.
I can’t even decide which one is cutest.
Southwold Sailors’ Reading Room
Fish, cow, dove, duck, pig and turtle: ingredients of a meal in attack mode. Their anger is aimed at a gluttonous man in his bed, who is trying to defend himself with a pistol. Illustrating a well-known story, the animals form the meal the man was supposed to have eaten the evening before - but the feast was canceled by order of the king. A little beyond my regular time period, this 19th-century lithograph of a food fight - addressed as a “day nightmare” - reminds me of the weirdness I encounter in medieval books. It’s simply too entertaining not to show you.
Pic: Lithograph from 1830 dedicated to gluttony, taken from this blog.
A horse is landed at the Flannan Isle lighthouse. From National Museum of Scotland’s Scottish Lighthouses Set on Flickr.