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Museums in Time and Space

We visited many museums while in London and one of the most impressive was the Natural History Museum.  The original building was completed and opened to the public in 1881. The Darwin Centre in particular holds millions of preserved specimens, … Continue reading

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A Roman Walk

On October 20, 1866, the Times of London announced that workers had pulled 20 cartloads of bones from the site around London Wall while preparing to lay the foundation for a new wool warehouse.  By the time archaeologist Augustus Lane … Continue reading

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Minding the Gap

Many of you who have been to London will recall signs such as the one above, warning passengers on the Underground, or Tube, to be careful of the space between the platform and the train when boarding. Signs such as … Continue reading

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Anti-Space

When I think of space, it tends to have a tangible quality, a 3D rendering in my mind that I can zoom in and out of. But the very notion of this imagery fails at a fundamental level, serving at … Continue reading

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Time, Space, History, and Experience

As we prepare for our final full day in London, I’m struck by the number of experiences we’ve had in such a short period of time. Museums, tours, restaurants, pubs, meetings, performances, (and pubs) have all provided insight into different … Continue reading

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Overlapping Times and Spaces: Ghosts and Modern Technology

Our trip down the back alleys of White Chapel in London’s East end following the trails of the gruesome murders by Jack the Ripper and our sojourn to the Roman baths in Bath provided intriguing views into the past thanks … Continue reading

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Break heart; I prithee break!

The opening of Nancy Meckler’s Lear at the Globe is a bit bumpy—literally–as the cast enacts a Harry-potter style luggage trolley “trip” through a seemingly solid door. But if one expects an inventive use of doors, windows and traps, one … Continue reading

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Pam finds the “Faith Room” in the Natural History Museum

Who would have imagined that the Natural History Museum, often called “The Cathedral of Nature” had a “Faith Room”? Pam Frese. The majority of the Museum is dedicated, however, to science. In the main lobby is a daunting skeleton of … Continue reading

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Time Passages: Greenwich

1.Getting There     In a sense we were going back in time as we traveled to Greenwich–essentially a late 17th century planned town–so it made sense to take a boat (albeit a motorized one), even as we began our … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin and “Deep Time”

Today in London we will visit the Natural History Museum. Often called a “cathedral of nature” the museum is home to many of the specimens collected by Charles Darwin. This will be our second experience with Darwin on the trip. … Continue reading

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