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Merry Greenwich Christmas

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Merry Christmas one and all! There is one more window to open on the Phantom Advent Calendar to see you through to the beginning of 2013.

Sadly Real Life has been interrupting proper blogging recently. I hope to return very soon.

Have a peaceful one.

The Phantom Advent Calendar Continues…

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Ladies and Gentleman, The Phantom Webmaster and myself have got together this year to bring you something a little different this year. Pray silence for the (drumroll, provided by none other than TPW…)

The Phantom Advent Calendar!!!

Created as a tribute to the mighty Royal Greenwich Time, we have lovingly hand-crafted each window to be as we think the GT team would have made it had they had the vast time and cash resources of Phantom Towers…

So sit back and enjoy twenty-five windows, each a charming Christmas vignette, with a cheery Greenwich theme running through.

  • Sigh at the sizzling full colour!
  • Squeal in delight at the minute detail!
  • Swoon at the fabulous costumery!
  • Wonder who might be behind that curtain each day!
  • Marvel at the time and effort each one of these exquisite frames must have taken!*.
  • Goggle at the sheer Photoshop mastery!
  • Dream of the delights within!

So without further ado – turn the page, draw back the magic curtain…who will behind it today? Can you guess?

Click HERE to find out:

THE PHANTOM ADVENT CALENDAR

 

*some of these windows took up to half an hour to carefully hand-craft…

Continuing the Phantom Advent Calendar…

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Ladies and Gentleman, The Phantom Webmaster and myself have got together this year to bring you something a little different this year. Pray silence for the (drumroll, provided by none other than TPW…)

The Phantom Advent Calendar!!!

Created as a tribute to the mighty Royal Greenwich Time, we have lovingly hand-crafted each window to be as we think the GT team would have made it had they had the vast time and cash resources of Phantom Towers…

So sit back and enjoy twenty-five windows, each a charming Christmas vignette, with a cheery Greenwich theme running through.

  • Sigh at the sizzling full colour!
  • Squeal in delight at the minute detail!
  • Swoon at the fabulous costumery!
  • Wonder who might be behind that curtain each day!
  • Marvel at the time and effort each one of these exquisite frames must have taken!*.
  • Goggle at the sheer Photoshop mastery!
  • Dream of the delights within!

So without further ado – turn the page, draw back the magic curtain…who will behind it today? Can you guess?

Click HERE to find out:

THE PHANTOM ADVENT CALENDAR

 

*some of these windows took up to half an hour to carefully hand-craft…

Advent Windows 2012

Friday, December 7th, 2012

I’m not going to be able to update daily this year, but you can follow Greenwich’s Advent Windows here – there’s even a downloadable PDF with a map.

Daily Bread, Daily Flag

Friday, December 7th, 2012

You know this time last year the word ‘Food Bank’ hadn’t really entered my consciousness. When Phantom Ex-Pat Benedict created the Advent Flags over in Toronto, in the same spirit as the St Alfege Advent Windows (hugely, hugely popular – I notice they’re all over the country this year) to help fund the Daily Bread scheme, it never occurred to me that Greenwich might be getting a food bank of its own within the year.

Capability Bowes told me that he read in Metro that there was one being set up – he couldn’t find a link and when I tried to find one the paper’s website crashed my computer twice so I don’t recommend it, but I’d be interested to know about it. He tells me that there is already one at Avery Hill and that when he went along to drop off some donations he found himself quite choked. I can believe that. What is this world coming to that these things are necessary.

If anyone tells me about the Greenwich one, I will find a way of posting it.

Meanwhile, across the pond, Benedict and Co. are upping the ante this year and instead of the traditional 24 advent openings, they have 32 – taking in the whole of December and the 1st January. The picture at the top is Number 1, by Erwin Buck, you can follow all of the artistic offerings here and, if you’re particularly taken with any of them even buy one at the auction at the end.

More about Greenwich Advent Windows in a minute.