Monday, April 14, 2014
The Albion Inn...
It is one of the most unusual miniature buildings that I have ever had the pleasure to work on.
The whole thing was made of cork! I suspect that sheets of cork were used to ship bottles. Someone very clever decided that they looked like brick.
A couple of years ago, I needed some brick for a fireplace in my colonial kitchen and decided to follow suite. I used the sticky backed shelf liner kind, but it worked well. I can see how the original artist made the connection.
It is a replica of a corner pub that actually existed before the second world war. As the sign says, the real one is no longer there.
I did, however, buy a piece of land in the center of London, while we were there..
It is a real deed. It is four pages on sheepskin and when unfolded it is about two feet square and covered with fine handwriting. It has all of it's seals. One of which is the blue strip at the left.
I "translated" it from it's 1636 language and we did find out where the land was... I really wish I owned it! I would be filthy rich!
Oh well I was a few centuries late to cash in on the deal. Now back to the Steampunk thing. And Daisy. Time Travel? Hmmmm.... Maybe there's still a chance....I have to think about this.
See you tomorrow.