Tag Archives: Paris

  1. Alberto Santos-Dumont, Dirigibles and Dinosaurs


    25/04/2013 by noonobservation

    I have recently become enamoured of the dirigible – that evolutionary dinosaur of aviation. Like the diplodocus, dirigibles were huge, slow, difficult to …
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  2. The Life of Boris: A Very Naughty Boy


    16/11/2012 by noonobservation

    In the corner of a second-hand bookshop next to Sherborne Abbey, I recently met a handsome Russian cavalry officer by …
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