Hello dear friends!
Today, my family and I went out in search of a certain pub which we had been told had a certain Jane Austen connection - naturally I had to check this out!
We found the pub and had a lovely lunch. Then I went into the ladies toilet... :D
I walked in to the general area with the wash basin and such, and there were these very atmospheric trees completely covering the walls!
Next I walked into the cubicle, still I couldn't see anything particularly Austen. There was a beautiful scene however, with a lake surrounded by beautiful woods - all beautifully painted! You can see the detail they went to, as even the pipe it painted!
Then I closed the door... to reveal...!!!
Mr Darcy - wet shirt and all! This is a painting of Colin's Firth's Darcy, in his iconic wet shirt, sitting in a boat, on the lake at Pemberley!
The floor is painted like the boat, making it feel as if you are sitting on the other side of the boat - not to mention that he is looking straight at you! The entire cubicle is painted - and painted well! Every inch - even the toilet paper dispenser! This creates a really strong scene, and makes it feel quite believable!
This completely made my day! And good on the person who painted this in the first place - very well done! I WILL be going back to that pub soon!
Your affectionate friend,