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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

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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

My car was built by Robots or Roberts.

Just some pure T.V. nostalgia from the late 1970’s & early 1980’s. The first media clip was produced by Fiat when launching the brand new Strada car, depicting the model being built using its state of the art robots to

A real hero: Bill Speakman, VC. (1927 – 2018)

Probably unnoticed by many, including myself until I was sent his obituary by post, a real hero passed away in June this year. On reading Bill Speakman’s obituary today , I’m in total awe of his bravery in facing a

100 Photographs that Changed the World: D-Day. Robert Capa. (1944)

Robert Capa (1913 – 1954) was embedded with Allied troops in Europe during World War II. Whilst storming Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June, 1944, Capa took this photograph of Private First Class Huston Riley. Time Magazine in

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird: Designed using a Slide-Rule to look beautiful.

OK, I know there are many better media clips of the SR-71 out there, but this clip which has over 11 million views still puts a massive smile on my face. Apart from the fantastic music track (Oxygene IV by