Sunday, 13 February 2011

Liverpool painting No. 110. Boundary Lane

21cm x 14cm acrylic on canvas board, £90

Memories of Ogden's.

The factory is still there! I'm not sure but I think it may be a listed building. It certainly is a nice piece of architecture! Up to a few years ago there was an advertisement hording just outside which showed a large briar pipe, the bowl of which glowed red embers at night! Always impressed me that did! Also driving past, sometimes you'd get the smell of one of the more aromatic pipe tobaccos...Something like Clan

The baccy came in large bales straight from the docks, and it was blended as whole leaves by guys with pitchforks. Lots of flies around and it really stank.
Think how much a small can of rum flavored tobacco smells, and then imagine that smell multiplied enough to fill a whole room - yuck.

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