Ghost Signs of Sydney

My interest was certainly piqued when I saw an article from the Sydney Morning Herald one evening about a ghost sign that had been unexpectedly uncovered on the side of a building in George Street, Sydney. In the next week, I made time to see it for myself and snap a few pictures before it…

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Why a Window Tax?

A few weeks ago I posted on the documentary seriesĀ If Walls Could Talk presented by Lucy Worsley. In the first episode Lucy talked about an English window tax. But why was this tax ever applied? Since asking myself this question, I have been reading Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and unexpectedly came across this tongue in…

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