14 Apr 2012

In the theme park battle, will Napoleon steal a march on Mickey Mouse?

Illustrated an article by Marina Hyde in today's Guardian in the 'Comment & Debate' section (Sat 14 April 2012). 'Disneyland Paris bosses apparently once claimed that only Napoleon had the stature to take on Mickey Mouse. As a man whose very name has come to define the process whereby reality can be sanitised, Walt Disney must be spinning in his cryogenic chamber at the continued failure to Disnefy France. (Although, contrary to the urban myth, he's not actually frozen and stored beneath the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.)  Full article on Guardian website 

13 Apr 2012

The Titanic / Britannic 15 April 2012

A model of the RMS Titanic at Merseyside Maritime Museum. Originally made as the architect's model of sistership, RMS Britannic, which was a mirror image of the RMS Titanic. The RMS Britannic ended her service as a hospital ship in 1915. She struck a mine off the Greek island of Kea on 21 November 1916 and sank with the loss of 30 lives. The Titanic hit an iceberg 100 years ago on 15 April 1912 and sank with the loss of 1514 lives.

6 Apr 2012

Kent shop fronts

Farewell to Kent. Here are two classic shopfronts from Maidstone and Whitstable.