Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire

Open again

First, I offer my apologies to those regular readers who have come to like my posts of old and interesting English buildings. A prolonged bout of post-covid exhaustion, together with a rush of things to do, left me with little energy for blogging lately. Now, as the clouds lift a little and other activities become less pressing, I am ready to begin again.

I saw this sign at the entrance of the church at Stanton Harcourt, and thought that it looked good enough to photograph. The letterform is similar to the typeface Albertus, one of my favourites; I like the blue too. But browsing through my photographs it occurred to me that it would make a good symbol to appear here, because it marks my resolution to resume blogging once more, at whatever pace I can keep up.

So I declare this blog open again for business – the business of occasionally recording my encounters with interesting old buildings, and, especially, sharing bits of architecture and related items that have not, it seems to me, received the notice they deserve. So look out for my usual mixture of the familiar, the unfamiliar, the quirky, and the unregarded in the coming weeks and months.


snaprails said...

Hurrah! Welcome back and I look forward to future posts.

David said...

Philip, I am so pleased that you are well enough to continue your splendid blog, I’ve missed it so much. David.

bazza said...

I'm very happy to see you back again Philip. One's health must be a priority at all times of course!
Interestingly enough, I really like that shade of blue and I'm surprised that it's not readily available online. I usually have to 'mix' it myself from the 'edit colours' menu.
CLICK HERE for Bazza’s nervously nefarious Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

KirstenM said...

Glad you're back

Tom C said...

I am delighted you're recovering. This blog is one of those places into which I retreat from the harsher corners of the Internet, combining both beauty and learning.

Philip Wilkinson said...

Thank you all so much. I'm pressing on with posts, although they may not come quite as often as they used to.