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The Yak-50: A beautiful Soviet acrobat

Two months ago I took my wonderful girlfriend to Blackpool airport for a flying lesson. I was in the hangar of the Westair flying school when I saw it sitting there, in a wonderful purple and white colour scheme. 494 more words


How Music Became Pointless

Let’s start with some history. Following the end of the Second World War there was a huge desire for change throughout British society. This resulted in the creation of a kind of semi-socialist state, and as a result politics was woven into the lives of ordinary Britons far more thoroughly than had previously been the case. 4,903 more words


A Tonic to the Nation - Design Trends - July

My Design Trends presentation on The Festival of Britain 1951.


Hispano Ha-1109 Tripala: Spain's broken arrow

Sometimes you get an idea to write something, you go to your computer full of excitement and then, when it comes time to put fingers to keyboard you realise you can’t actually think of anything to write. 834 more words


No More Flowers

A flower shop, a typical example of 1950s architecture in Germany, that has been closed for years “Due to Illness”, in Offenbach, Aug.1.

(Sony Alpha 6000, Sigma 19mm 2.8 DN, 1/160 sec, f 5.6, ISO 100)

Bruce Davidson - Brooklyn Gang

In 1959, Bruce Davidson, the 25-year-old photographer embedded himself with a gang of teenage New Yorkers across Brooklyn Bridge to create a moving portrait of postwar inner-city youth culture.


The Coast of Folly Explores the “Compulsion of Failure”

Coningsby Dawson’s The Coast of Folly explores a real but rarely discussed individual and social problem: the extent to which individuals are responsible not only for their behavior but for the impression their behavior is likely to give others. 238 more words

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