Colchester claims to be the oldest recorded town in Britain going back to 77AD when Pliny the Elder first mentioned about it.
The town is a mixture of a very modern town centre, very very georgian museums and a Roman castle.
i'm a sucker for georgian architecture. there's something about it that makes everything so grand.
Hollytrees was a very grand Georgian town house built in 1718 and was occupied by the wealthiest families in Colchester. Now, it is a museum that tells the tales of life back in the days.
and in that museum, we were transported back to the past before the inventions of the washing machine and the camera...
we spent the longest time trying to draw our own Victorian silhouette, one of the limited options of having your portrait taken. Silhouettes were expensive as it took a lot of dedication and time to draw.
i offered to draw my dad's silhouette and as he sat there still and not moving a muscle, i traced his outline from the reflection i saw through the little peep hole. it gets a lil confusing at times... takes a lot of skills which i obviously lack!
it was believed that an accurate outline of a person's profile could reveal the person's personality. For instance, a large nose tip indicated anger while a high forehead showed intelligence.
dad's a lefty.
and apparently, the light reflected from the peep hole makes it hard for a left hander to draw!
so dad's work of art turned out like this...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
- away from home
- dream data
- fashion junky
- geeky times
- hissy fits
- hyper bunny
- i dun feel too well
- movie review
- my life sux i wanna cry
- phyl the glutton
- pointing fingers
- talk about being braggy
- wishing and hoping