Tagged with Benjamin Franklin

Franklin’s Glass Harmonica in Action

I did a post some time back on Marianne Davies who was something of a protege and performed across Europe with her soprano sister, but it is rare to actually hear it played. So enjoy this lovely sound. It seems perfect choice for Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Or music about any fairy. http://www.openculture.com/2016/06/hear-the-instrument-benjamin-franklin-invented-the-glass-armonica-play-tchaikovskys-dance-of-the-sugar-plum-fairy.htmlContinue reading

Franklin Nailed It

Benjamin Frankin was a very wise man, and this is one of the most profound things he ever came up with: “Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few, friend to one and enemy to none. “

St Bartholomew the Great

St Bartholomew the Great

This is the oldest religious building in London, and heavily involved in my earlier posts on Bartholomew’s Fair. It is the former priory church of St Bartholomews. It was founded in 1123, so the architecture is Norman and has been in constant use ¬†for worship since 1143 or earlier. It survived the Great Fire of … Continue reading