This week has seen the return to the Strand of a very important figure: Count Peter of Savoy. He’s the gilded figure on the pediment entrance to the Savoy Hotel who looks like a Wagnerian extra on the run. Now resplendently restored and polished, he looks alarmingly like Darth Vader. But it’s good to see him back, after many months under wraps while the Savoy was refurbished.
How did STRANDLINES come about? I write this account in case anybody is interested. If the project grows successfully, as I very much hope it will, it may be pleasing to have an account of its beginnings: we’ll have a start point from which to measure progress. It is also an opportunity for me as Project Director to contribute some life writing. Read more »