TRAVEL & tourism bookmarks
“Ever poised on that cusp between past and future, we tie memories to souvenirs like string to trees along life’s path,
marking the trail in case we lose ourselves around a bend of tomorrow’s road.”
~ Susan Lendroth
Featured Tourist Bookmark
This is one of the oldest bookmarks in my collection. I purchased it in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, when I visited there in October 1978 at the age of 23. At that time I was driving around England, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man with two friends in a hire car, staying mostly in youth hostels. and having a really great time!
After a day of driving and busy sight-seeing in Stratford-upon-Avon we were feeling very tired and decided not to venture out to the Royal Shakespeare Company production that was playing that evening at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Wow, did we live to regret that decision! The next morning in the YHA dining room we discovered from fellow travellers that Glenda Jackson had played the lead role of Cleopatra in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. She was / is one of my all-time favourite actresses / people and I was so sorry to have missed her and the play. We were so tired at the time we had not bothered to find out what the play was and who was in it. Oh, well! I got over the disappointment eventually.