I love history….until a few months ago I didn’t have The History Channel at home, and so often on my business trips I’d get back to the hotel room (late), and turn on the history channel and stay up even later learning something about history.
One of the places I’ve always wanted to visit is Stonehenge….and it looks like in a few days I’ll be there. I was spurred on by Danny’s post called Tour Stonehenge The Right Way — Private Access (Danny lives about 5 miles from Stonehenge).
Danny said that with the Private Access:
You’re in the stones, basically. You walk around them, can sit on them, touch them, commune with them, if that’s your style.
Cool – That’s my style!
Spectacularly situated on the steep sides of the valley of the River Avon, Bath is a museum to the Roman and Georgian periods of England’s history. We drive through this elegant city to admire the 18th century architecture, Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge. Then we visit the Roman Baths Museum, where the baths are still filled by the thermal spring waters that gush from the earth below.
On a related/side note…I also purchased a few domains… variations of "Atikythera mechanism" after seeing a bit on the history channel about it this weekend (and finding I have a fasination for gears as well….maybe because I relate it search algorthyms??).
I keep thinking of this quote from George Santayana:
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
And I think of how much information and history has been lost over the ages….and I think about "backups" of my own information….I think I’m clever having my information stored on CD’s, on computers, on different Hosts….but maybe I should get a big ole stone and start carving stuff….after all…what will really last in 2000 years?| Digg it | Add to Slashdot | Add to Y!
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