Sunday, 17 May 2009

Weekly Geeks - Literary Tour of Your Hometown

 

 

 

 

This week, take us on a literary tour of your hometown!


Do you live in a place where a famous author was born? Does your town have any cool literary museums or monuments? Does Stephen King live at the end of your street? Was Twilight set in your hometown?


Share your fun literary facts about the town or area where you live. You can talk about famous (or not so famous) authors who live there, novels that have been set in your area, or any other literary facts that you know about where you live. Feel free to embellish with pictures of places and/or authors, maps of the area, and fun facts about the authors.


As usual, feel free to personalize this. Don’t like your hometown? Pick another! Do you live in a literary wasteland? Feel free to expand and discuss a region. Feel like returning to a place you lived 20 years ago? Go for it!

 

This weeks Weekly Geek bring me back to a perfect time in my life – my younger years – the time of my life that i enjoyed and look back on with the fondest of memory.

I had the pleasure of growing up in the Caribbean and the further joy of living next door to Fire Fly (Blue Harbour) – the Caribbean home of Noel Coward and another few miles from  Golden Eye – think James Bond.

There is more than enough info on the net to satisfy any further interest in either Ian Fleming or Noel Coward. I am going to just do some photo shots of the stuff i remember the most…

 

This is the front and side view of Firefly – I was always under the fences running across the lawn to god knows where and doing gods know what – Happy, happy days..

Some of the works by Noel Coward – I have read most of them and they are good, if a bit dated.

 

 

Again front and side view from Golden Eye – a beautiful place, that was overrun with tourist more than anything else – the beaches surrounding it were places where i spend alot of my teenage years..

I think people have more or less gotten used to watching the Ian Fleming James Bond films – but the books are really worth the read.

 

Now i live in the country where the seasons are not one glorious sun filled days, but one thing that make my days really enjoyable is the fact that i now live 5 minutes from a real castle .

 

 

 

20 Speak To Me:

Ali on 17 May 2009 at 00:57 said...

What great memories you must have of growing up in such a beautiful place!

Maree on 17 May 2009 at 02:26 said...

What a gorgeous place to grow up. I'm not sure if I'm more jealous of that, or of the fact that you live near a castle. :)
Happy Weekly Geeks :)

Lea on 17 May 2009 at 02:36 said...

Another awesome post EH! Beautiful pictures of where you grew up and how cool is it that it was the home of Noel Coward.

I've read a couple of Fleming's books. Nothing recently though.

Famous writers from these parts, well certainly Margaret Atwood. "Peggy" lives north of the city but she certainly has lived her most of her life. Virginia Henley also lived near me for many, many years, although I believe she lives in Florida now.

Thanks EH
Warm Regards
L

Lily on 17 May 2009 at 03:30 said...

Beautiful pictures, what an awesome place to live in!!

Before I moved to North Florida I lived in Miami which was only about an hour from Key West where Ernest Hemingway spent so much time writing. I've even seen the famous 6-toed cats that still live in what is now a museum in his honor.

Lily

Erotic Horizon on 17 May 2009 at 07:23 said...

Ali.

Thank you for stopping by - welcome.

I really do have the fondest memories of growing up - simply wonderful..
E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 17 May 2009 at 07:24 said...

Maree,
welcome back.

How lucky am I, when I moved here I thought how neat a castle - it's one of my favourite places to visit..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 17 May 2009 at 07:27 said...

Hey lea..

Those two men are giants in their field -I think everyone should read their work at least once..

My friend Kelly has been reading one of Atwood's book for ages, i am still awaiting the review..

I might just check her out now..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 17 May 2009 at 08:15 said...

Lily...

It was fun..

Miami - I always love setting the houses in Miami.

I did hear that about Hemingway cat - what a life he leads..

E.H>

Rikki on 17 May 2009 at 08:45 said...

I love your photos. The one of the castle is terrific. Would you mind telling us what castle this is? How nice to live close by such an awesome sight.

Kerrie on 17 May 2009 at 09:32 said...

Thanks for the great post. Lovely photos and excellent connections

Blodeuedd on 17 May 2009 at 11:03 said...

I think I live in a wasteland, but from this region hails the man who wrote our national anthem, cos he wrote it in a book. And a famous children's author went to school in my town...maybe cos back then you could only like do it here and down south, lol.

But anyone famous abroad, nope

TheChicGeek on 17 May 2009 at 17:53 said...

Ohmigosh, E.H. what beautiful pictures...beautiful place you live! Stunning. I wanna come...LOL
I love how you did the Ian Fleming books...looks very cool!

I'm going to play this week. I've got to do some research first :)

Have a Beautiful Sunday!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) on 18 May 2009 at 00:46 said...

Hi EH!

Love the pics - so beautiful there. I love to visit someday. *sigh* Like I'm ever getting out of the United States.

Nobody famous here, especially authors. All seems to stay in that hot bed of activity in Illinois - Chicago. Julie James and several others make their homes in Chicago, as well as some actors.

About the only thing that happened around here is in Charleston, about 1 hour away, took part in the Lincoln-Douglas debates back in the 1850s. Illinois is also the place that Lincoln called home (Kentuckians vehemently opposed this notion). Illinois is also the home state of our current President, Barack Obama, such a nice man (statement made me feel a little yiddish, lol - Chicago area as well).

We do have a little theater here, and every few years, a big name stops on their way to Chicago to see that the big fuss is about -- used to be a very popular place in the 50s and 60s, lots of summerstock performed there.

Dottie :)

Erotic Horizon on 18 May 2009 at 12:34 said...

Hey Rikki..

It is a beautiful place and it is fun to live so close to a castle.

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 18 May 2009 at 12:35 said...

Kerrie..

When I was growing up it was just home, which it still is, so not overawed - until I was much older and realised what was just in touching distance from me..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 18 May 2009 at 12:36 said...

Blodeueed...

There is a little bit of history everywhere - it may not be literary but some thing is there...

It may just be the beauty of the place..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 18 May 2009 at 12:38 said...

Hello Ms. Chickgeek..

I hope you have fun at the play and all goes well for you..

I love my little island home - it's beautiful..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 18 May 2009 at 12:41 said...

Dottie,

That's the thing with popularity - you can claim a person as long as it's within the general vicinity.. no one said it has to be 5-10miles, it can be the whole state..

It not too late to expand your wings... my mom didn't start travelling until she was 50 - and she appreciate it more now i think...

E.H>

DeSeRt RoSe on 19 May 2009 at 11:10 said...

Such beautiful pictures!!
Lucky you living in the Caribbean in your young years in addition to living near a castle now.. WOW :)

Erotic Horizon on 19 May 2009 at 21:12 said...

Hey Ms. Desertrose...

I had a blast as a child, sun filled happy days with my super cool parents...

Happy days, and I do so enjoy my castle now --

E.H>