Growing up near Folkestone, I loved visiting the Metropole Art Gallery, situated in a huge, horseshoe-shaped late-Victorian pile with parquet floors, polished fireplaces and large windows overlooking the English Channel. 844 more words
Tags » Kenneth Clark
It’s been a strange week with our back fence torn out for repair and the neighbour needing help shifting wood, and our contractor coming by to put in a temporary downspout and measure windows. 539 more words
I have no idea what this was about…I think its a send up of Kenneth Clark’s ‘Civilisation’ or something similar.
Still bloody funny. Vivian Stanshall was a genius. 19 more words
However complex and solid it seems, civilisation is actually quite fragile. It can be destroyed. What are its enemies? Well, first of all, fear – fear of war, fear of invasion, fear of plague and famine, that make it simply not worthwhile constructing things, or planting trees or even planting next year’s crops. 139 more words