06 February 2017

Laundry Day and More Postcards from London

I have received a bunch of postcards from London (the UK) throughout the years. I have been there too. But still I enjoy when I receive the not-so-usual views from (or showing) that infinite city... The following have been recently sent by John and Laura.

Laundry day in London, 1960-1965, John Gay.

Which used to be Monday, as the sender wrote on the back. And was especially hard if the football season is rapidly approaching and the clubs should sort out their kits...

London, August 1935
Tottenham Hotspurs' Washing Day.

(Clotheslines can make a great theme for postcards, who says they can't?)

The Tower of London,
 located on the north bank of the Thames
central London (the UK). 
The presence of all those poppies are explained on the back:
"The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red". An extract from the poem by an unknown solier, inspired the artist Paul Cummins MBE and designer Tom Piper MBE to display 888,246 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London. One for every British and Commonwealth Soldier killed in the Great War. "We will remember them".

St Giles Cripplegate:
"A church in the heart of the Barbican", 
City of London:
Photo by Tim Middleton

The Arab Hall in the Leighton House Museum.


  1. 'Maandag wasdag', 'Monday laundryday' used to be here in NL too :-) (and wednesday minced-meatball day and friday fishday).
    Are there siimilar habits-days in your hometowns/countries, too?

    Nice postcards!

    1. As I explained to John, in Spain the "cleaning day" used to be on Saturday. So the people could publicly show that they were not Jews (history is history). If not the habit, the language has keep the idea. In Mallorca island, "fer dissabte" (literally 'to make Saturday') is the verb used for 'cleaning'.Even if you clean other day.


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