Dr Johnson

Travel theme: Old Fashioned

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own, and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.
Dr Johnson: Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

This is the rotund old chap eating cheese in The Cheshire Cheese – Say cheese Sam!

... cheese

(this is detail from a Royal Doulton plate subjected to Photoshop and On1 Perfect Effects)


  1. easyweimaraner · June 21, 2015

    Dr. Johnson was a very wise man :o) seems cheese is the food of the day, we visited a cheese dairy today too :o)

    • northumbrianlight · June 21, 2015

      A wise old trout indeed – I have always liked this quote: “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel”. Happy cheese day 🙂

  2. restlessjo · June 21, 2015

    He does look a crusty old soul, doesn’t he? And that’s far too much cheese for one person 🙂
    Very effective ‘treatment’, Robin!

    • northumbrianlight · June 21, 2015

      Thanks Jo – Dr Johnson will always be Robbie Coltraine for me:


  3. LaVagabonde · June 21, 2015

    I fear the wise gentleman may need some senna tea after this feast. 😉

    • northumbrianlight · June 22, 2015

      And probably more besides 😉 He made it to 75 which I guess is not bad going for the 18th century. I must eat more cheese.

  4. socialbridge · June 22, 2015


  5. janemorley2014 · June 22, 2015

    Excellent quote and I just love the Blackadder clip!

    • northumbrianlight · June 22, 2015

      Thanks Jane – there is no beating Blackadder – such a shame it didn’t include Baldrick.

  6. litadoolan · July 16, 2015

    Perfect image and post. Such an iconic piece of history. Love this great excuse to travel more!

    • northumbrianlight · July 17, 2015

      Thanks Lita – an we are on the road again, this time in Lapland. Loving it – except for the midges 😦

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