See no evil

Remember the three wise monkeys who got a makeover?  This is just round the corner from them, in fact you can just see a hint of purple above and left the nattily hatted skellington.   I’ve a few new angles of this particular corner to share, so keep watching the walls my friends.

alas poor Yorik


Bowler Hat Man is A Clockwork Orange

LTN has pointed out to me that the reason that this graff reminded me of A Clockwork Orange is because it’s from the Stanley Kubrick film version’s theatrical release poster by Bill Gold (source Wikipedia)

They’ve added a rather dramatic yellow border and swapped a knife for a spray can and malcolm whatshisface for the red paint man.  It totally works.


Angry Dave and Harry Blade

A rushed walk through Bristol and down the Christmas Steps gave me a burst of nostalgia and some happy moments admiring lettering on a barbershop.  It didn’t get me to the shops before they closed but that’s another matter.  I long to know who Angry Dave is, and why he’s so angry.   Is an angry barber a good thing or is it just a little bit too Sweeny Todd?

If I saw a cutthroat razor in this establishment, I think I’d probably run screaming.  Although I suppose it’s unlikely that I would be getting shave, being of the female persuasion.  It’s probably frequented by the upper echelons of the Bristol mob, sporting leather jackets and lavishly pomaded hair, getting the smoothest of shaves from Harry Blade.

And no, I don’t know what pomade actually is.  I’m not sure anyone does, it’s a mystery.  But since I’m on gilded windows, let me share this one too, from a day mooching in Wantage when LTN was still needing chauffeuseing (made up word, does it work?).   Cobbler. Snoblock.  Marvellous.  I got spotted snapping this, but twas definitely worth it.

Who can tell?

I can never remember which is deco and which is nouveau.  Art that is, architecturally or antiques wise.  I know this much: one is geometrical and the other is all about nature and curves; both of these definitely tick all my boxes so overall I like both.

brightening up a cloudy day in Islington

think this gorgeous old building is art deco.  Whatever, it’s beautiful and I loves it, I does.