This has to be one of my all time favourite LPs.Elton John's Goodbye Yellow BrickRoad from
1973.I think I probably got this for
Christmas - or saved up for it! Oh gosh, I've just realised that was 40 years ago! How can that be?????
I love it not just for the music, but for the incredible art
Its not just the cover that is beautifully illustrated.Because it was a double LP, it opens out to
give all the lyrics and some amazing pictures.
Love this style of art.
What's your favourite LP art work - if you are old enough to
remember LPs, that is!!!!!!!
I wonder if any of you had one of these wooden pencil cases.They are probably still available, but this
one dates from when my brother and I were at school in the early 60s. You can see that it has been well used!
The lid slid out and then the top part swivelled to reveal
the lower part.
There was a separate space fora sharpener.They didn't really hold a lot of pencils and were heavy to carry around
in your school bag.
This reads E and J - my brother and I used to fight over
this a lot and eventually we decided that we would share it.Wonder why I ended up with it?Wonder if he wants it back?
I was delighted to be invited to the launch of a new art
gallery - 6Art
and opening of '456' - an exhibition by Quigley Architects of Greenock.
The exhibition is to celebrate Quigley Architects 45
years in practice and contains 45 sketches of Inverclyde landmarks such as the
Glebe Sugar Refinery, the Municipal Buildings and many the other fabulous
structures in the area.
Quigley Architects are a family business. Dad Gerry started the practice forty-five
years ago and his sons Dominic and Graeme followed him into the business.The sketches on display are by Graeme.Dominic researched the history of the buildings
and there is a little explanation of their importance beside the sketches.It is a fabulous exhibit telling the timeline
story of Greenock and surrounding area through our architectural heritage.
George Wyllie brochure by Inverclyde Council.
One room in the gallery is dedicated to local artist
George Wyllie.The exhibition which is
called 'George Wyllie: Scul?tor and
Navigator' looks at some of his ideas and designs, especially in connection
with the River Clyde.
The gallery and exhibitions will be open during office
hours at 6A George Square in Greenock and is certainly worth a visit.
It has been about four months since I've bought anything
from a charity shop!(I feel I should
perhaps be saying this in hushed tones!)I just haven't seen anything worth buying ..... until Saturday, that is.
It was only 75p - right in my price range.I totally refuse to pay silly prices for
It is a pretty little milk jug, vintage of course, by Royal
Castle china.I love the golden trim on
the base and handle and I adore the big, blousy roses! Slightly vulgar?
Hope you had some good finds this weekend.
You might like my recent photos of Greenock and the hills
of Argyll on my other blog -TheGreenockian.