Everyone knows the story behind the "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters, don't they? They were made by the British government during World War II, but were never used. Since that image is used on so many things now, you may think it has been around longer, but it was only discovered in the year 2000 by the owner of a bookshop in England called Barter Books and their website is www.barterbooks.co.uk In the USA, we have bookstores (well, we did, they are closing down everyday) but in the UK, they are called bookshops.
You might like to pay that website a visit. (I have read that the copyright is expired on this, but since this is an independent bookstore, wouldn't it be nice to support them?) I love books and bookstores in the USA and bookshops in England! Now, put a bookshop in a beautifully built railway station from the 1800's and I am in heaven! The story behind the poster is in the Youtube video I have posted here. This very interesting video not only shows fascinating wartime footage but also the bookshop itself, complete with miniature trains running overhead, which is fitting, wouldn't you say? ( PLEASE, you MUST go and look at the website. Don't miss the Writer's Mural and make sure you read about the Station Buffet not to find out what food is being served, but to discover that it was a HIDDEN room! ) I even love the music chosen for this and the beautiful way that it is filmed and edited. Oh dear, can you tell that my son is a film major in college and has had an influence on me? But hey, it is YOUR gain, dear reader.
Hope you find this video as special as I did.
Can't leave you without an image of Arabia Mountain! We walked there Thursday night and tonight and this photo was taken on Thursday and it is the yellow jasmine. The fragrance! It is too wonderful for words.
"Flowers are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul"