J.P. Guivier & Co.

J.P. Guivier & Co shop front on Mortimer Street, London

A picture of different sized, and weighted conductors batons organised on a series of shelves.

J.P Guivier, England’s oldest stringed instrument shop, established in 1863, located on Mortimer Street, London. It was established by Joseph Prosper Guivier.

The ground floor houses the shop which has violins (“from £6,000 to £60,000) are on sale.

The 1st and 2nd floor houses the music rooms where prospective clientele are able to play the instruments before investing. (“We’ve had a gentleman in playing a chello all morning”.)

When I visited I was struck by the international accents of their clientele. (“I’m going back to my country in 3 weeks….Yes I have a music teacher when I go home”.)

The second photo is of conductor’s batons, organised by weight and size on shelves.

A very nice interview with the staff is avilable on the Final Note website.

Convenience

Which seat is used the most?

Bar Be Que

A photo of our BBQ by the canal in East End London. It is a sunny day. The BBQ is on the edge of the canal.

A photo of our BBQ by the canal in East End London. It is a sunny day. The BBQ is on the edge of the canal.

A photo of our BBQ by the canal in East End London. It is a sunny day. The BBQ is on the edge of the canal.

A photo of our BBQ by the canal in East End London. It is a sunny day. The BBQ is on the edge of the canal.

A triptych image. The first two images show a black man wearing a long white flowing shirt and loose white trousers walking down a street which is in shadow. The third image shows the same man walking on a bright street. He is holding a cigarette in his left hand.

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Bar Flexas, Palma de Mallorca

Bar Bellvue

A bar named "El Bar Bellvue" in Palma De Mallorca old town

La esquinita, Palma De Mallorca

A picture of a street cleaner walking along a street, in the shadow of a building on a mid morning very hot day, in Palma de Mallorca pushing his cart.

Cardamom pods from Iran, via Kuwait city souk