Cambridge Museum of Technology – My Visit in Photos

I visited the Cambridge Museum of Technology on 30 October 2019 after a month of re-opening the museum. So my timing was perfect. I spent there for four hours seeing most of the site and photographing and studying the history of the Old Sewage Pumping Station and the industrial history of Cambridge. This post is... Continue Reading →

Jim Naughten: Human Anatomy (Prestel 2017, out of print)

Photographer Jim Naughten's book Human Anatomy is out of print, but you can still find it in some book stores or in a second hand book shops. It is also very easily available online. And because I love it, I want to write a little bit about it. I bought my copy at Waterstones Piccadilly, which... Continue Reading →

Me and Charles Dickens

The world famous novelist, investigative journalist and one of the greatest charitable fundraiser and campaigner for social reforms in Great Britain, Charles Dickens, died of stroke 150 years ago, on 9 June 1870. Somehow I was feeling I cannot ignore the anniversary, even though my relationship with Mr. Dickens is very thin. Well, almost negligible.... Continue Reading →

Peterloo Massacre, 16 August 1819

Two hundred years ago a peaceful mass meeting in Manchester turned into a massacre. Among the victims there were women and a two years old child. The Peterloo Massacre, a defining moment for Britain’s democracy, is remembered in two exhibitions in Manchester, at People’s History Museum and The John Rylands Library. Please note that this... Continue Reading →

In the Garret of St Thomas’ Church

The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret is a hidden gem among London museums. Or not so hidden anymore, as more and more people with various interests have discovered it. When I visited it for the first time I was absolutely stunned and it instantly became one of my favourite places in London. My... Continue Reading →

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