Flipping through a book of Magritte at luchtime after our race (10:08; (see the full results for context; yes I know you don’t care this is for my records) which is quite passable for a crew with several near-novices rowing a floating wardrobe (we reckon the K8 was built late-1950’s to early-1960’s, so it may or may not be a bit older than me)) I found this image. If you click on it you’ll get some art type exponding about it but I don’t think there is much to say other than “that’s interesting”.
This is the “misc” post so next up is Classic Album covers on stamps. They claim they were chosen purely for the artwork but I don’t believe them; no way would Tubular Bells make it for the pic alone. Ziggy Stardust is from my childhood; Parklife is the best of the lot; London Calling is indescribable.
This is from todays visit to London Zoo. It is a stick insect, cunningly made to look leaf, and for added verisimilitude it is a nibbled leaf. But due to the cunning workings of genetics, it is a completely implausibly symmetric nibbled leaf.
I liked the pelicans most though; I hadn’t realised how fat they looked.
London Zoo still has real objects and hasn’t been taken over by “expositions” the way the Science Museum has, but is in some danger of heading that way. The fish and chips were good, and (as they painstakingly explained) the fish is sustainably sourced from NZ; hopefully frozen rather than flown over.