Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played during the victory ceremony. Read more about this protest in an Article
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
Was pointed out early in my academic studies that all the boundaries between countries are socially constructed! Also, that maps and globes are the product of humans. Nice colours on the manufactured globe though!
Always had a fascination with manned spaceflight. Although the highs of Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo on the USA side, and Sputnik, Vostok, Voskhod & Soyuz from the USSR, are my primary interest, I still get a buzz when I see
Seems that the ‘history of medicine’ blog topic is an interesting one for many people including myself! Here is a link to a jolly good place to visit in London U.K. Also worth clicking around this whole Wellcome Collection site as
Herne Bay Pier February 2016. Took this picture using a really cheap camera, enhanced with free software. Amy Johnson was a pioneering English aviatrix who met a tragic end in 1941. “Believe nothing to be impossible” (Amy Johnson, 1903-1941)