Monthly Archives: July 2006

Putin’s Internet Interview

I know it’s old – a few weeks now – but I hadn’t really taken much interest in the interview at the time. I just love the idea that the 4th most popular question (with a few thousand votes) was … Continue reading

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It’s still not ready.

Sorry about the picture quality – my camera isn’t really up to taking night-time photos from an Airbus a320. The photo below was on the first west-east pass over London before we turned to go south of the river. The … Continue reading

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X marks the spot

I was surprised to find that headstones in the graveyard by St Cuthbert’s gave directions to the real location of the remains of the buried. Why would anyone put a marker so far away from the body? Of course, it … Continue reading

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Will the real St. Cuthbert please step forward…

It’s always surprising when you come across life imitating art. Take Dungeons and Dragons, for example – you just don’t expect people to take the game creations seriously but sometimes they do. Saint Cuthbert of the Cudgel is the combative … Continue reading

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National Gallery of … Cows?

Hmmm, there appear to be a number of cows hanging from greco-roman columns – I must be in Edinburgh. Sadly the Edinburgh Cow Parade 2006 ended on the 23rd and only a few elevated cows managed to escape the herdsman. … Continue reading

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George who?

When I first saw this statue in – of all places – George Street, I thought “bloody tourist”. All the king did was pop up to Scotland for a visit in 1822 and he gets a statue erected and a … Continue reading

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Monuments are go…

Is it just me or do you think, like I do, that the Scott monument in Edinburgh’s Princes Street sure looks like Thunderbird 3 in disguise? Thunderbird 3 Scott Monument

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