Monday, February 20, 2012

When a government spends, its citizens eventually pay, either today or tomorrow...


The Blacksmith Shop. Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Inveresk. February 2012.

Here, amidst the array of forges, hammers, furnaces and the earthen floor, it becomes possible to comprehend the raw energy and forces of the Industrial Revolution. A walkway guides you through this unique experience with the voices of workers and sounds of machinery. Combine this with the WhistleStop Tour where you'll see a blacksmith at work with furnace fired and machinery powering and this unique experience becomes one of sight, sound and smell.

The Internet is a wonderful place filled with the rich and varied treasures of the world holds (as well as dancing hamsters.) The following are some things that I've had a look at in the last week. I call this: a Compendium of Click-throughs for Monday Morning...

  • Mapping global stereotypes...

  • Are we surprised that Welthauptstadt Germania ['World Capital Germania'] - Hitler's wildly ambitious plan for a postwar rebuilding of Berlin - did not bother to factor in 'people'?

  • A visual trip through British homes from the BBC...

  • Why pardoning Alan Turing might not be a good idea...

  • How did we manage to forget about mutually assured destruction?
  • 2 comments:

    Roddy said...

    Oh for a workshop this size.

    Kris said...

    It was pretty messy.