Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Scribbledehobbledehoyden: The Magpie's Eye: Page 30


Another pic torn from a magazine, paired with a prediction from a mechanical fortune teller.  This page really demonstrates the validity of the "Magpie's Eye" moniker.

I've been to that tiled wall, incidentally.  It's in the Arbat, an artsy-bohemian section of Moscow that has a special place in the hearts of Muscovites.  The wall was put up in Soviet times and is made up of tiles made from pictures by children throughout the USSR, with flowers and rainbows and wishes for peace and the like.  It's a sweet idea, and it's scrawled over with graffiti.  Apparently, a lot of people think it was a very cynical piece of propaganda as well.


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