Today has been eventful. It started at 7 am and by 8 we were on our way to Heathrow, Terminal 2. Dorothy is off to Brittany for a week's quilting with her favourite person, Rayna Gilman. Actually I think highly of herself. Anyway Dorothy was collecting Rayna from a US flight, and escorting her to City airport in London where they successfully left for Brittany. I was quite jealous when I left her because it sounds like a nice place. But I, on the other hand, Zigzagged round London and drove to Oxford. The objective was to view the Designer Bookbinders international exhibition which is very high indeed. Every entry of about 70 is immaculately crafted and some of the techniques used are awe-inspiring. A very international set of competitors. Only the UK has a society of this sort and I have seen their exhibitions where 50% were from the USA.
This is one of my favorites. I splurged on a copy of the catalogue which has high class colour photos of every entry. I took some photos but they are bedevilled by reflections and shadows as you can see in the above photo.
There was an extra. The Bodleian is having an exhibition entitled 'Bodleian Treasures'. I'll say! Handel's conducting/working score of The Messiah in his handwriting. One of Yates poems handwritten and amended by Yates. Huge books with panting of tropical birds. Illustrated mediaeval manuscripts and - - a First Folio of Shakespeare's plays. All in one small room. It was very subdued lighting and there was a guard prowling about all the time.
I took a load of photos of Oxford which is swamped with tourists who all seemed to be 16 and noisy.