What's Your Grid? mission and the Gordon Highlanders Museum are located. On a day that was far too hot, a friend and I went on a little stroll to Prince Arthur Street and Desswood Place. I was thrilled to get it, because that single pillar box completed the gap between George V and George VI. The second one was in the south end of town, across the River Dee - an area of town I've basically only seen from a train. I went yesterday, stepped off the #5 bus, snapped my picture, and was back on it when it swung back around to head back downtown. Bam. Nailed it.
I'll probably wind up down in England before the end of the year, so I'll look for an E II R to complete my collection. England's basically inundated with them, and rightly so. For now, though, I'm pretty excited about the unbroken chain from Victoria to George VI - and all in a matter of weeks, for a quest I didn't have any clue that I'd take on prior to arriving in Aberdeen. Outstanding!
I ought to have posted the first of these videos for the George VI post, but I'll make up for it now. As I mentioned earlier, two films have been released in recent years about the House of Windsor in the mid-1900's. Reviews of both films by one of my two favorite film reviewers, BBC Radio Five Live's own Mark Kermode, are below.
For some reason, the audio on that second one is really quiet, so here's the link to the January 2012 podcast of the show.
This ain't over.