Friday, April 26, 2013

Vintage Shorts and a Spring Day

Finally, a few days of real Spring-like weather and, this afternoon I took advantage and spent a very pleasant few hours wandering Albert Road in Southsea. Albert Road is the closest Portsmouth comes to having a bohemian area: antique shops, independent traders, retro and vintage, bookshops (yes, plural), a Victorian theatre and a host of fab cafes and bars.

I've come home with a handful of paperbacks: some Mary Renault and some modern poetry for another project I'm going to be involved with (more on that another time), an 18th century map of the Island of Minorca and this copy of the Picture Post (above) from 1944. How could I resist? Having said that, although this is a special issue of the magazine all about French culture and the state of the war in France, I can't find anywhere on the inside a caption which might explain the goings on here on the cover.

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