Monday, 30 September 2013

Imagineering Volare-Cantare...

Yesterday I began to think about the Duchy.It is a land of lakes and mountains and an interesting coast where the poorer sort of tourist flocks to a slightly down at heel resort.

The Duke is a rather keen sportsman who includes cycling ( readers of my blogs will no doubt say -surprise-not! to this) horse riding and a little light tennis. This poster from the time depicts his Grace in action-

Here are some of the Ducal forces-
These chaps form the backbone of the Ducal forces with their resplendent headgear and jog like march.
Mention too must be made of the fellows who guard the mountain frontier-
I am currently resisting buying a few of the splendid Militiron 20mm Alpini who I discovered this morning on the web...
Off for another coffee before the sunne rises...


  1. Excellent pictures...I like the ideas formulating here and await developments.

  2. I'll have a look in the plastic pile and get back to you.

  3. Brilliant photos - though I'm not too keen on the Alpinists' rope technique! Glad to see you're imagi-nating, and, I hope, getting well.