Digging through some old family photos this afternoon and came up these amazing shots of WWI veterans: My great, great grandfather George Worton and his son in law, my great grandfather Sam Bishop (with his dandily attired brother Jim).
Sam also fought in WWII with his son and son-in-law (my grandfather).
What a deck of cards to be dealt in life — one that I doubt very much was at all unusual.
The iconic Okura Hotel in Tokyo is set to be demolished in 2015 to make way for a 38-storey glass tower — this will be a terrible loss to architecture, Tokyo, Japan and any right-thinking aesthete. It may be unpreventable, but there’s no harm in trying: Save the Okura hotel.