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Blog series by shipwright updated 11-11-2013 02:07 AM 5 parts 7077 reads 87 comments total

Part 1: A gelato bar with marquetry

09-30-2011 04:35 PM by shipwright | 13 comments »

We were at the Friday public market in Ventimiglia, Italy today and happened into this little gelateria / bar. As we sat down to enjoy our gelato my wife noticed that the bar was paneled with very nice marquetry. (My excuse is that I was sitting with my back to the bar.) By the way, I’ll be cooking dinner tonight. (fresh pasta, fresh porcini, a big hunk of parmigiano and a truffle)What a great market. Ciao, a presto Paul

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Part 2: Lots of good figured olive veneer here !

10-04-2011 05:57 PM by shipwright | 9 comments »

We hopped a bus today to check out the old town of Roquebrune (France). I was intrigued by one of the major attractions listed in the tourist brochures for this little old ville perche just West of Menton. It claimed to have a 1000 year old olive tree. I just couldn’t let that one get by so we went for a look. The first photo shows the tree as you approach along the footpath. (The sign says “Olivier millenaire”) It is growing down over a retaining wall that presumably pr...

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Part 3: Buying Sawn Veneer in Paris (with saw video)

10-21-2013 07:56 PM by shipwright | 32 comments »

I recently returned from a trip to England, Belgium and France. After leaving England and the historic naval dockyards in Portsmouth and touring the battlegrounds of the first world war in Belgium to pay my respects, the next stop was Paris which was destined from the start to be the highlight of my holiday. To some Paris may be the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, or the palace at Versailles…............. They are fine and I did see them but the real attraction for me this trip was an old ...

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Part 4: A New Friend in England and a Sailing Regatta

10-25-2013 05:43 PM by shipwright | 15 comments »

One thing I would strongly recommend to any of you who travel is to make the effort to meet some of your online LJ friends abroad when you can. This trip, to England, Belgium and France was a good example. Our first stop after landing in London this time was to Essex. The reasons were that it was a place we hadn’t seen before , there was a regatta of classic gaff rigged boats there, and most of all to meet an LJ friend, Jim Rowe (JR45) who is building a chevalet from my SU plans. Jim...

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Part 5: Flanders Fields

11-11-2013 02:07 AM by shipwright | 18 comments »

I was in Belgium a month ago and took these photos near Ypres. IN FLANDERS FIELDS In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lie,In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to hold it...

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