12-05-13 The Real Rosetta Stone

When I say “Rosetta Stone” you probably think of a well-advertised foreign language learning tool. But the actual Rosetta Stone (pictured here), which is housed in The British Museum, was the key to translating ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics into English. There are three different languages/scripts on this stone, two of which were decipherable. But, in the…

02-26-13 Japanese Garden

Here is the chain of consciousness that led me to post this photo: I’m not impressed with the options available on TV I check my DVR for possibilities I find that I have recorded 9 episodes of “Lonely Planet,” a travel show I start watching the first one, which is set in London Half-way through,…

Look Right!

To someone from the US (and much of the rest of the world), one of the many endearing idiosyncrasies of England is that they drive on the “wrong” side of the road. One would think that this would have little impact on the pedestrian but that would be wrong. For example, which side of the…

04-08-09 The London Eye

I’ve been told that the London Eye is not a Ferris Wheel because Ferris was a Frenchman and the French and the British have their differences. So don’t called it a “Ferris Wheel.” Whatever you call it, the London Eye is an impressive feat of engineering and technology. And it offers a very comfortable Ferris-Wheel-Like…