Tuesday 29 November 2011

What a mess!

My efforts to curve the platforms of the station on my layout have ended in vain. The cost of doing it has been to take up too much board space and also reduce the lengths of useable platform. The justification had been that curves would soften the lines of the platforms and make the diorama more pleasing to the eye. The original three straight platforms had given the scene an 'autistic' feel.

Anyway, I'm tired, so I am abandoning the project for tonight with the baseboard looking a right mess.

Not even Pinchas Zuckerman and Daniel Barenboim playing Beethoven Violin sonatas can assuage the feeling of having wasted an evening. The picture is from very early recording sessions when along with Jacqueline du Pre they recorded all Beethoven string sonatas and piano trios in a matter of a few days. The result is an invigorating box-set that has given me pleasure over many, many years.

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