The Victoria era, namely the one that encompassed the 19th century, was a time that couldn’t be more different to the era we’re in at the moment. The Victorians were well known for their excess, their love of the aristocracy, and the beginnings of Capitalism through the rise of the Industrial Revolution.
The world has lost a lot of books over the last few thousand years. From the decline and destruction of the Library of Alexandria to the many books burnt by the Nazis, mankind has lost an incredible amount of history and information over the years. Some of those books are so important, however, that they […]
The diary of Anne Frank gave a rare glimpse into real life in during World War II. The honest and often humorous account of life hidden away in a secret annex in Nazi occupied Netherlands gives readers a chilling glimpse into the life of this young girl and her family. It’s a book that can’t […]
When you hear the name ‘Jane Austen’, what do you think of? Women in beautiful, Victorian dresses? Men in top hats? Impeccable manners and courtships? In today’s fast-paced world of the Internet of Things, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Big Data, we tend to fall into the trap of conducting our romantic relationships in an […]
Science fiction is a genre that is forever changing and evolving, always one or more steps ahead of where the world is right now. What might’ve seemed like pure fiction 100 years ago is often completely old-school and ridiculous now. That’s all down to the way that technology has grown and changed, and how it […]
The art world is well known for being a playground for the rich and famous; those collectors that are able to fork out countless thousands in order to take home a piece that speaks to them. But even among this elite group, there are a handful of collectors that are so wealthy that they’re able […]
The Renaissance saw its beginnings at the end of the Middle Ages in Europe, which was about 1400. Painters and poets, and a myriad of other artists, began to show more interest in the classical styles of the ancient Greeks and Romans. It was a period of prosperity for politics, science and the artistic fields.
Anyone with photography experience will attest to the fact that setting up with the correct camera equipment can be very expensive, especially if the person is hoping to make a career out of it. The camera body is just the start, but a good lens, a tripod, SD card, and so much more is needed […]
There’s a strong argument to be made that books are the reason that we as a species were able to lift ourselves above the other creatures that we share the earth with. The ability to read and write is still one of the most important in the world and allows billions of people to learn […]
There’s an argument to be made that the bigger a building is, the more likely it is to be interesting to explore. And while this might not apply to skyscrapers so much, large museums are definitely worth spending a day checking out. Museums are hubs of learning and give us an incredible view into the […]