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Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: Remember what ex-president Obama said in 2015?

With yet another mass shooting in America, this time at a Synagogue in Pittsburgh, I’m reminded of a speech by the then President Obama in October 2015 following the mass shooting at Umpqua College in Roseburg. Whilst I cannot pretend

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Mapping the Smells of the City!

On looking for some ‘left-field’ geographical articles to read  I came across this article about an academic attempting to create a ‘smellscape’ city map. As the researcher reported during the news article: “We spend most of our time walking around, we

5 Million Pieces of Lego Lost at Sea!

As an avid beach walker, just thought I’d share this! Way back in 1997 the container ship ‘Tokio Express’, on route to New York City, was hit by a large wave off Lands End (U.K.) that caused 62 containers to

The Scream by Munch. What do you feel?

A figure with an agonized expression against a landscape with a tumultuous orange sky … Everyone can look at Munch’s painting ‘The Scream’ (1893) and perhaps feel something? Picture courtesy of edvardmunch.org

The Problem with Plastic Continued …

Whilst taking a walk on a local pier recently, I came across these 2 pieces of artwork which serve as a reminder of the dangers to humankind & our natural world caused by plastic pollution in our seas. As the Sky

Pale Blue Dot Photograph … Our Earth, Our home, That’s us in a pixel.

Just once in a while an image, a music score, or speech holds me absolutely  spell bound … Was just an ordinary Thursday evening & a speculative YouTube search for ‘greatest speeches’ came up with a speech by Carl Sagan.

Nasa meets the Clangers! Collecting moon rock is boring, have some Blue String Pudding instead!

With the Neil Armstrong biopic ‘First Man’ pulling in the crowds in cinemas, I just couldn’t resist blogging about a classic children’s T.V. series, the Clangers which ran from 1969 – 1972. This episode, The Rock Collector, still makes me

The Heroine of Trafalgar: The Fighting Temeraire (1839)

Always liked this painting by Turner. The heroine of Trafalgar, the Fighting Temeraire, is towed up the Thames to be broken up at Rotherhithe. No longer loved, she is being towed by steam tugs which illustrate how new technologies replace

100 Photographs that Changed the World. The Sudan 1993.

Continuing this blogs theme of showing images that changed the world, the first time I saw this photograph taken by Kevin Carter (1960-1994) it deeply affected me. The accounts of the story behind the photograph also make disturbing reading. Photo courtesy