Winston Churchill and one of his hobbies to relax that few know

Winston Churchill and one of his hobbies to relax that few know
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Winston Churchil is for me one of the characters in history that I admire the most, my first contact with all "his work" was reading the biography of Winston Churchil by Roy Jenkins. I recommend reading it.

Like every man he has positive actions for the social common, and others of dubious general benefit, but with a clear predominance of the positive. I believe he was a very bold and determined man to follow a certain path in the first half of the bellicose twentieth century, when other leaders were very hesitant at crucial moments for a more human future.

A brick wall. Texture. Patterns. Street photography.
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I will not tell here their successes and failures, which are detailed in multiple books and web pages. But it has always struck me that a man with his responsibilities to relax, still working with his secretary, will dedicate himself to masonry work, especially to make constructions with bricks: he put bricks and at the same time dictated to his secretary. Impressive. I can't imagine any great leader of a nation today laying bricks.

I think it indicates a lot his character: always active, even to relax, and followed his criteria not the canons ... at least in terms of how to relax.

Search online for "Churchill bricks" and you will find multiple photos with the palette with cement... and smoking a cigar, laying bricks.