Berrington Costumes: Word Play:Capital News


As I mentioned last week, D.and I visited Berrington Hall, a National Trust property. We became interested in a costume exhibition from the 2008 film,  " The Duchess ."

Here are a few examples for you:










They were really shown to their best inside the Georgian rooms of the Hall.




I was particularly drawn to this display of Gentlemens' Waistcoats.




The last photographs show the evolution of the white dress.



Costumes in context. An excellent idea.



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Sometimes:
A word rubs shoulder with another
And so makes more letter friends
until a phrase is formed
Will it  be useful ?
Can I comma-deer 
And sentence it?

Perhaps, if I am lucky it will
Spawn and extend into
Rhyme and reason.
Sometimes
This happens;
Sometimes.





Ck 22 / 06 / '14.


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Last Wednesday ( 18 / 06 ), I went to the O2 Arena in North Greenwich, London , with L. and A. to see 'The Eagles '  featuring the legendary rock guitarist " Joe Walsh. "

We sat high above the stage and thus had an ' Eagles' view ' of the proceedings.










Our view was considerably improved by large screens and an impressive  back-lit staging  which  changed according to the set list bringing  pictures and videos when required.

All was further complemented by an excellent sound system and a lighting array  which helped convey the moods of the music.

The actual concert started in a garden-rock format. Each tune was presented with flawless vocal harmonies; impeccable solos; leading to  an easy listening experience; which  only occasionally toyed with the emotions; but was hard not to find favour with. In short the Eagles seldom performed outside the box.

All this was to change in the second period: step forward Mr. Joe Walsh.

From the moment he struck the chords to his song " Life's Been Good To Me " the band began to come down from their perches, take flight and eventually soar skywards ; released from the hum-drum of ' going through the motions ' and able to improvise in  extended versions of their material.

You can't  keep a rock guitarist chained  in his cage and Joe Walsh was very much in free- flight.










Hearing one of my favourite guitarists live was a real blast and when he concluded with one of my favourites " Rocky Mountain Way", that was awesome. Thanks to all  concerned for  making  this possible.
Another evening consigned to my musical memory.



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Well 'Uncle Roy' and the boys unluckily read the script wrong and will soon be back from the beaches. Meanwhile Mr. Murray begins his defence of the  Wimbledon  crown. I wish him well and hope he feels able to support the Scottish call for Independence. His country needs his declaration.

With strawberries and cream, have a fruitful week ahead.
Cheerio for now,
Ck.

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