Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Jonathan Meades says the future happened briefly in 1969


Jonathan Meades writes for the London Review of Books:
Concorde was seen in the sky over West London for the first time in late June 1969. Less than a month later Neil Armstrong stepped from Apollo 11 onto the moon. The future had arrived. It was tangible, it was thrilling, it was now. We came to believe that we were all part of an adventure without end. This was just the beginning, the new beginning. 
What we didn’t realise was that this was it. A peak had been achieved. The only way was down.

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Fat Boss said...

Kelvedon Hall where Chips Channon had his gardener dig a deep grave where they buried the family silver in Aug 1940 lest the German's arrived and went stealing. Chip's dear friend Emerald Cunard said she'd rather risk hers being stolen then meanwhile eat on cheap china with wooden candle sticks "...there is only so much Poland can expect us to do" she exclaimed seemingly unaware of why the war was being fought in the first place. "Dear Emerald she is so sweet and fey" Chips said to his wife.