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Somehow this has become routine.

Putting ‘Greatest Speeches’ search into YouTube came up with this speech by President Obama in October 2015. He was speaking in response to a mass shooting at Umpqua college in Roseburg. Whilst I cannot pretend to understand U.S. Politics on

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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…. It was just an ordinary Thursday evening last week & a speculative Youtube search for ‘greatest speeches’ came up with a speech by Carl

A visit to a junk shop brings memories flooding back!

One of the advantages of living, or even visiting a big town or city, is the increased chance that you will come across my personal favourite type of retail outlet, a good old fashioned Junk Shop! For me, many pleasurable

Iconic London Tube Map.

Having used the London underground many times, I became interested in the history behind the iconic underground map. A simple Google search revealed a wealth of information, and introduced another avenue of discovery! Photo credit: TfL from the London Transport Museum collection. 

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

The Scream by Munch. What do you feel?

Picture courtesy of edvardmunch.org Everyone can look at Munch’s painting The Scream (1893) and perhaps feel something?

Lunch atop a Skyscraper.

Came across this iconic photograph when browsing Time Magazines collection off 100 most influential photographs of all time. There is also a short media clip telling the story of these remarkable men!

More iconic photographs.

I’ll let Time magazine do the talking on these iconic photographs!      

Iconic photographs through time.

Just wanted to showcase a selection of iconic photographs that I have come across over the years. For ease of access, and information on each of these images, Time magazine have published an exceptional resource.

The City as a drama in time!

Just happen to agree with this quote by Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) ‘But a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time.’ Showcasing iconic photographs on my blog a theme I am keen on. ‘Tank