There are many shots of Piccadilly Circus out there, but this one from the 1960s (John Hinde Collection) captures the ads quite well. High & Dry and Rediffusion are no longer with us, but you can still buy Skol (should you want to).
John Hinde (1916-1997), British photographer. He set up his studio, where worked with the photographers Elmar Ludwig, Edmund Nägele, David Noble, Joan Willis. The studio sold millions of postcards worldwide.
She gloried in being a sailor’s wife, but she must pay the tax of quick alarm for belonging to that profession which is, if possible, more distinguished in its domestic virtues than in its national importance.
A modern Ubbe AU where the reader manages an equine sanctuary and Ubbe is the new farrier. Because let’s face it, dudes and horses….. It just WORKS. Plus I feel it’s a job Ubbe would enjoy, working with his hands and with animals all the time. It just feels right to me.
Trigger warnings: mention of animal abuse/neglect. Very mild nsfw.
Finding a farrier was always such a
pain, and of course as soon as the horses had gotten familiar with
John, he’d thrown his back out. “Don’t worry, I’m sending my
apprentice. He’s great with horses, good hands, calm voice. Even
yours will be alright with him, I promise.” You were the assistant
manager of an equine sanctuary that about fifty horses, ponies, mules
and donkeys, all rescued from various forms of abuse or neglect,
called home. Needless to say, there were some pretty severe….
issues that some of the horses had. You were about to protest, but he
must have read your mind. “Shari met him last week. Loved him. I
brought him to the sanctuary to help me with Ruby’s shoes. Wanted to
see what he thought. He helped me design them. Shari said they’re
helping?” His question was pointed.
You sighed, hating to admit defeat.
“Yeah, they are. A lot, actually.”
“Ubbe will be there at one. You’re
the last appointment of the day, you guys usually take a whole
“Ubbe?” You sputtered, still
looking for an excuse not to like him. “What kind of name is that?”
“He’s from Sweden,” John explained.
“Just give him a chance, okay? He’s good, I taught him myself.”
“Fine,” you sighed. John chuckled
before saying goodbye, and you hung up with another sigh. It was
noon, and a dozen horses were scheduled to get their hooves taken
care of today. Only Ruby would need shoes. Most of the horses at the
sanctuary went without them unless they had a medical reason for
them, like Ruby. Even an apprentice should be able to trim hooves,
but it would still be a long afternoon. You went to start bringing in
“For those who are not sure who this person is, he was one of the support medical staff who attended the road races, including the North-west 200 road races and sometimes the TT. He has saved many lives himself, and is something of an unsung hero, but always an important part of irish road racing. He rode with all his medical kit strapped to him, to make it quicker to have all he needed at hand when attending a stricken rider. And yes, he always had some sort of superbike as his medic bike. He was presented with a brand new bmw s1000rr this year, having spent previous years on things like fireblades and such.” - u/Alipinestarhero
WGN America has set a premiere date for Season 2 of Underground — Wednesday, March 8, at 10/9c.
The acclaimed drama’s 10-episode sophomore run is set in the aftermath of the Macon 7’s daring escape attempt, following their arrowing journey to freedom with legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman — glimpsed at the close of the Season 1 finale, and now played by Under the Dome‘s Aisha Hinds — blazing the trail.