Author Archives: Mr Brownlow

The Lalit Hotel in Tooley St.

A neighbor gave me the clipping from the Daily Mail that appears below, which I took a photo of with my phone. I hope it’s legible enough. If you can’t read it easily, click on the photo and it will … Continue reading

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40-minute film of Stogs produced in 1962

My thanks to some old Olavians for telling me about this link. The film was made to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the school’s founding. It’s especially interesting for me as I make a brief appearance, as do many of … Continue reading

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Photos of Hartmannsdorf (site of WWII POW camp)

Thanks to blog reader David Holder for these photos of the place where our relatives were held during WWII. He also found this newsletter ( Towards the end there are more photos and information about the camp. “There is a photo … Continue reading

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The ceramic poppy installation at the Tower of London

The day I went to photograph the school, my wife and I also went to see the ceramic poppies at the Tower. I will never take to the gradual conversion of The City into Manhattan. There was a long queue … Continue reading

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The Tooley Street property in November 2014

The refurbishment of the main building looks to be nearing completion. The new blocks of flats have enclosed it on two sides – where the art building used to stand (to the east) and behind, blocking the view to the … Continue reading

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More photos of Vélez

This street was just above oursThe chuch and the castle (torreón). The house was between the two.

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Vélez de Benadaulla

We spent the last month of our stay in this enchanting village about 15 minutes from the coast. Though very small, it attracts a lot of tourists and the mountainous area to the north and east (La Alpujarra) is very … Continue reading

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Lorca and his family’s summer house in Granada

It was located on the outskirts of Granada but is now within the city. The property is a park and the house is a small museum.  In his room, they have the desk at which he wrote many of his … Continue reading

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More photos of Granada

These are some great photos I found on the Internet. They give an idea of the feel and magic of the city. This is right in the city center. This river separates the old part of the city to the … Continue reading

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Stag nights in Spain

One tradition  I wasn’t aware of involves all the groom’s friends dressing up in the same outfit. We have seen groups dressed as bullfighters and other characters. These guys were with Aladdin (not in the picture). Every Saturday we have … Continue reading

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