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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

"Welcome To The Pleasure Dome"


As I child I always hankered after a snow globe. I was fascinated by these glass globes, which encapsulated either festive or well known tourist scenes. Turning them upside down and shaking them resulted in magical and hypnotic snow flurries. I sadly never ended up with my own snow globe, so was delighted recently  to come across this grown up festive version in Liverpool. Much to my disappointment though despite the welcoming 'Have you be inside?, I could not work out an obvious way in and there was not an attendant in sight. So I was left to wonder whether I would have been shaken but not stirred and would the snow have whirled around me or would I have whirled round?

The wonderful letter W stars this week over at ABC Wednesday whilst over at Veg Plotting you can enjoy more seasonal whimsy out on the streets.


  1. A fantastic spot Anna and a delightful addition to Out on the Streets. Thank you :)

  2. I can imagine you sitting in there in a bright, new deck chair, happily reading a book and realising your ambition of living in such an other world.


  3. Terrific capture for the W Day! That does look fascinating! I do hope your week is going well and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!


  4. Ah, wouldn't that be an experience to be INSIDE a snow globe! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas. :D

  5. I had a snow globe when I was a kid. Not sure I'd want to be inside one though.... Great find.

  6. What an amazing globe! It would be fun to sit inside it - I wonder if anyone has managed to?

    Whimsy - that's one of my favourite words!

    PS Hope your temperatures are getting less sub-zero there!

  7. Enter and you might have been part of a winter wonderland.

  8. very interesting James Bond reference, Too!
    i loved snow globes, but they always get lost or broken - makes me sad...
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  9. Hm. Amazing globe - I can't decide if you should be disappointed or if you are indeed lucky not to have been shaken, not stirred. :)

  10. How charming. I would love to be inside a snow globe! I think you would have been "stirred". :)

    Love the post title too, I am a huge fan of the Mad Max movies.

    Happy Christmas, Anna, from frosty Alberta!

  11. What a bewitching place to enter, - now you will never know what the outcome would have been, stirred or whirled?

  12. Great, big winter wonderland ball.

    Just like to share with you a quote...

    "Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk." - J.C. Penney

    You can get more quotes at

  13. That's the biggest snow globe I've ever seen. My daughter collects snow globes, we're always on the lookout for them wherever we go.

  14. Dear Anna, I do so enjoy your ABC Wednesday posts and the snowglobe is magical. Sorry you did not find your way inside but it could have been worse - there may not have been an attendant to let you out. Loved my snowglobe as a child until the plastic stopper fell out and it dried up.

    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas

    Laura x

  15. Britain is a snow globe judging from the weather reports.

    Merry Xmas to you and yours Anna

  16. How disappointing for you! Have a lovely Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.


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