02 December 2010

a dickens day in december

Happy, happy Christmas, 
that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, 
recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, 
and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
Charles Dickens



  1. I love to study old images like this. How many people see the blurred image of the lamplighter? The bystanders and even the horse are caught in a blur of movement, and all become ghosts. A great image!

  2. I love your opening photos, and how you have changed them as of late.
    Also, thank you for making me remember London at Christmas time, where I spent my first 7 or so, and I have the most glorious images in my head of the High Street and having crackers stuffed at Harrods!
    Just last night decided to go to NY for Christmas and New Year, as I am longing for a city holiday once again!

  3. Mark, I do too. As I explained in a comment on the header-from an old card I sent out, this one is too. I need to collect them and share the artist, though not sure if this has one by note.

    Thea, I have just had a terrible time settling on anything I liked,hence the changes! Have a wonderful city Christmas.

  4. Expresses one's seasonal taste for the Pickwick papers.

  5. This image sets the imagination wandering...who is in the carraige, where are they going, what fabulous architecture is surrounding them...what was the horses name...it's wonderful!
    xo J~

  6. Love the photo…it feels like a dream.Thank you for sharing.



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