Today is the day celebrating William Shakespeare‘s birthday, his 450th.
I have several postcards involving Shakespeare – mostly from plays mounted by British companies (oddly enough, none from nearby Stratford, Ontario’s annual Shakespeare productions.) Here’s a postcard from a store named after the bard:
Like some of Shakespeare’s plays (e.g. Coriolanus, Pericles, many of the Henries), this postcard is rather boring. It is of the bookstore, Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France. I believe the people are the past owner (deceased) and the current owner. It turns out this bookstore has quite the literary history, but the front and back sides don’t really tell the tale.
“The bookstore in “Before Sunset” and one of my favourite places in Paris.”
Visually the photograph is boring – even if it’s historically interesting (assuming the people are the owners). I think all it would take to make the postcard not so boring overall is a decent caption!