Friday, 15 January 2010

Camping in style

Travelling into work this morning, I caught sight of this picture in someone's Metro, a daily freesheet. At first glance I thought it was something about a great adventurer, but it's actually illustrating a story entitled Get back to basics, colonial-style - a piece about a holiday firm that recreates the living quarters of the Victorian age of exploration. Somewhere in the deepest New Forest or the Scottish Borders you can pretend you're "in a lodge on the African savannah," says the publicity. With its bathing tent and plumbed-in sink I thought this was all modern luxury - until I read the following Guardian article from July 1922:

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