Friday, 16 May 2008

Trafalgar Square, London

Postmarked, oddly, Paris rue Ste. Anne and dated 26 May 1908.
Trafalgar Square, commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar, doesn't really look so very different 100 years later.
Reading the message on the back explained in part why the London postcard was sent from Paris to County Cork in Ireland:
"Dear Mabel, we are having a ripping time. Lovely weather. Saw Gabrielle Ray at Daly's Theatre on Sat. night. Got here about 1:30. Best love to your mother and father. Ethel"
It's so very dated - when did you last know anyone called Mabel or Ethel, or hear of anyone having a "ripping time"! Wonderful.
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  1. I don't know - I get ripped now and again. :)

  2. I'm sure you do!

    What are you doing prowling around the nether regions?


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