Here are the maps created by French surveyors in the face of extreme weather, demolished triangulation points (church spires had a bad time) and bloodthirsty mobs in order to calculate, with what we now know was an extraordinary degree of accuracy, the physical length of the 1791 commission’s definition of the metre as one ten millionth of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator. How many of the points in image 8 can you place?
- Cypress symbolism
Skip James (good piece by Matt R Lohr) exited the world in roughly the same fashion Keith Douglas entered:
- Men in frocks
I’m right there (well, kind of) with Jordi Orwell, David Millán, and (really!) Francesc Ferrer on (sorry, against) the “Save the
- Ah! an adjective!
“Oh beautiful and natural Catalonia! The art of blending flavors with the Mediterranean influence!”
- Estate agent
â€“Hello, Fincas X.
- Here’s looking at you, lunch
I think it’s actually a slow worm, but here’s Thomas Decker’s Honest whore anyway: Lord Hippolito. Scarce can I read the stories