Dippy departed

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Several generations of schoolchildren have been introduced to natural history by Dippy the Dinosaur at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington. This diplodocus skeleton cast arrived at the museum in 1905, but was erected in the Hintze Hall near the … Continue reading

Money changes hands….

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No, not financial corruption, nor even off-shore tax havens, but a post about an increasing feature on some of central London’s main thoroughfares. The rather grand buildings, usually formerly banking houses, or the prestige branches of banks, which are now … Continue reading

Metamorphosis

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Not Kafka but Kings Cross. The Kings Cross St Pancras part of North London has become synonymous with redevelopment in recent years. St Pancras is now the international station for Eurostar and the whole complex has been restructured to include … Continue reading

Opera: Passion, Power & Politics

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What’s on in London? The latest exhibition from the Victoria & Albert Museum, in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, is Opera: Passion, Power and Politics. I had not visited the exhibition space in the new Sackler extension and entrance … Continue reading