Sunday, 29 March 2015

On Earth Hour

A simple act like switching lights off for one hour a year is enough to start many much-needed dialogues on climate change.

(Big Ben in darkness during Earth Hour in London)

Saturday, 21 March 2015

On Concert Halls

There are some halls where ticket sales from a sold-out concert don't even cover the costs of the performance.

(The London Symphony Orchestra performing in Southbank)

Sunday, 15 March 2015

On Sharp Minds

"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge... A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one."

 -George R.R, Martin

(Upside down car display in a Southbank parking lot, London)

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

On Seatbelts

Although seatbelts had been invented in the 19th century, it wasn't until the 1950s that they became mandatory on all vehicles. 

(A Canadian 1919 Pierce-Arrow model at a car show in Kuwait)