I’m happy to learn, inside your latest article touring us around Arcachon’s ‘less known heights’, that old villas of the area had a Scottish link!
Great discovery my friend .
And I just love the black & white postcards you showcased, as they romantically travel us back into time …
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As mentioned in my previous post, Donald Alexander Smith (1820-1914), 1st Baron Strathcona, was famously known for having created, at its own expense, the most illustrious military regiment, the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians).
Born on Scotland’s northeast coast, in the small town of Forres, Morayshire, in Scotland, he really had simple personal taste.
Very hot summer day in Bordeaux, especially in my attic room which overlooks our neighbours’s blue swimming pool ! I feel like flopping down on a deck chair in the garden with a good book and fresh lemonade. Of course I would choose a detective novel or a thriller ! It’s quite topical on Scotiana [...]
Glasgow Coat of Arms – 2007
This is the tree that never grew.
This is the bird that never flew.
This is the bell that never rang.
This is the fish that never swam.
(Traditional rhyme associated with the symbols of Glasgow’s coat of [...]