A 1978 V8 Aston Martin Vantage: sold that year to a customer in British Columbia, later bought by an avid collector and upgraded in 2005 from its original 5.4l (170mph) engine configuration to a 6.0l, 500bhp powerplant.
Rennaissance era cutlery inscribed with musical notion and lyrics: on one side a benediction before eating and on the other, a post-prandial grace. The second image (above) has the following inscriptions:
“The blessing of the table. May the three-in-one bless that which we are about to eat.” And the other side reads: “The saying of grace. We give thanks to you God for your generosity.”
A meticulously researched map of the 250,000 mile Roman road system (created from 300BC and stretching from Iraq and North Africa to Spain and Britain) presented insubway schematic form by geographer Sasha Trubetskoy
Having first encountered the art in the 1880s during his time in the army, Macdonald set up his parlour at the Hamam Turkish Baths at 76 Jermyn Street in London in 1889. For the next four years, it was the only place a chep (or doughty gel) could get properly inked-up anywhere in Blighty.
Dan Adams investigates the historical origin of the word ‘goth’, to wit:
What do fans of atmospheric post-punk music have in common with ancient barbarians? Not much … so why are both known as “goths”? Is it a weird coincidence – or is there a deeper connection stretching across the centuries?