A place to discuss floaty pens

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Horrible Trenches rat

This one is from the Imperial War Museum in London, commemorating the rat-infested trenches during the world wars.

Jewel Tower

Looks like I should rephotograph this pen. Very out of focus. I bought it in the Jewel Tower across from Westminster and it is a historical timeline with a gang of people representing different stages of history floating in it.

Shakespeare's Mum's place

This purchased in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace. Arrived at the train station and the employees couldn't say how to get to his house. Pretty funny.

Snapped the picture above before getting told off by the people in his house.

Wallace wonders

These pens from the Wallace Collection in London are quite poor quality. The images are not very clear. Even if you click on them to enlarge, you will have difficulty seeing them.

The pink pen makes an effort to show Madame de Pompadour from a painting by François Boucher (1703 - 1770) and the green pen shows"The Swing" by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 - 1806).

Saturday, July 10, 2010

California catastrophe

This California redwoods pen was broken in my move from Toronto to London. The pen is upside down. Sorry. There is a deer floating in it.

It was very traumatic to open the box containing my pens and to find them simply placed upright in their stands. I felt lucky more weren't broken.

I think I bought this pen in Seattle in Pike Street Market in 2004.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

London double decker bus

I bought this in the St Paul's Cathedral gift shop on crypt level. In London, there's a whole line of these red, black and white souvenirs available: coasters, pens, etc.

I occasionally go to St Paul's to listen to organ music because otherwise it costs 12.50 pounds to get inside. I took the picture of St Paul's below from a bus.

Danish Tower

This pen was a gift from a friend who went to this tower. I have never been to Denmark or the tower, so I will not attempt to write more about it.