This pic feels like it took me ages to get right. I wanted to improve my skills in taking pics of jewelry and nails. Far away pics I am good at. I have figured out decor and landscaping shots, but portrait pics I sometimes struggle with. I can do far away just fine…showing shoes, clothes, hair, etc. but nails and rings aren’t so easy. With that said, I really like how this finally turned out. The…
I’m not gonna post it yet because it’s not finished but I just want to let you ALL know that my fancast for Ávaxtakarfan with U.K. actors is absolutely galaxy-brained and I am correct about 100% of the castings
if anyone is bored or just really wants to sing this, would someone want to record the robbie part of Wishing For the normal from Soho Cinders? i can’t find any duet karaoke anywhere, and absolutely no pressure! just thought i’d put this out there anyway :D
London Through a Looking Glass: National Monument to Newton
In 1696, Isaac Newton left his scholarly life in Cambridge to find alternative employment in London. Somewhat surprisingly for someone who had spent many years studying theology and the physical sciences, his first job was as Warden of the Royal Mint. He quickly rose to the top position of Master of the Mint, completed a second term as an MP in the House of Commons, and in 1703 was elected as President of the Royal Society of London. Newton’s increasing status and influence allowed him to move to the fashionable West End district of the capital, where he set up home in a four-storey town house on St Martin’s Street, even installing an observatory tower. Newton spent much of the last years of his life in London, dying in 1727, aged 84.
Almost 100 year after Newton’s death, Thomas Steele of Magdalen College, Cambridge, sent a letter to the Times in which he suggested that the residence on St Martin’s street be entombed in a stepped stone pyramid, surmounted by a stone globe. Though Newton had already received a prestigious plot at Westminster Abbey, Steele felt that the nation was deserving a more worthy monument…
Steele was apparently inspired by the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels in Assisi, in which small, cottage-like chapel stands directly under the main dome. He believed that the writer of the Principia deserved this most noble of monuments, and that it should perhaps contain a council chamber and library for the Royal Society. Steele envisioned the monument to be on a comparable scale to St Paul’s Cathedral – at least in terms of its footprint, if not its height.
Whilst there was some support for the proposal, it ultimately did not come to pass. Instead of being enshrined, the exterior of Newton’s house was instead covered in stucco in 1849, and the building was subsequently demolished 1913. The site is now home to Westminster Reference Library.