Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Just As Exciting to Find

The preface in Hiram Bingham III's 'Elihu Yale. The American Nabob of Queen Square' (1939):

The explorer Bingham claims it is just as exciting to go and find behind the ranges of the Andes as it's to dig into an archive. I thought I was the only fool on the hill but there is at least one more :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

This is Not a Black Hole

Black holes don't reflect light. We can't see them with our eyes. We can't "see" them. Advise: use one or more other senses.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015


My list of walks to-do:

  • Starting Whithorn (Dumfries and Galloway). Via Monreith House and House of Elrig to Glasgow. Long distance footpath The West Highland Way (Scotland). Via Fort William to Loch Hourn. Ending in Camusfearna. Estimation: 24 days 444 km #Scotland #GavinMaxwell

  • The workman's path between Deir el Medina and the Valley of the Kings (Dutch 'Dal der Koningen') near Luxor (Egypt). In 3 hours not so many km. #AncientEgypt

Source map: A. Siliotti, 'Guide to the Valley of the Kings and the Theban Necropolises and Temples' (1996)

  • From Marathon to Athene. In 1 day 40 km #AncientGreece