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21st Century Renaissance
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Eventually, the site will trace the development of the Renaissance from, amongst others, Leonardo da Vinci, Copernicus, Rembrandt, Shakespeare through to the 20th and 21st Centuries and Kate Bush, HP Lovecraft, Einstein, Clark Ashton Smith and the first manned exploration of the planet Mars.

In addition to celebrating scientific acheivements of all ages, the site will also focus on the arts and literature.

Holbein's The Ambassadors

Currently, this site contains 1,900 images and 29 videos and ...

A 'Most' list of exceptionally good or bad achievements

A collection of images that have been modified in various ways. The site is built around a number of series of images such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Humour, Fashion, London, Celebrity, Stratford Upon Avon, Art, Morphs and Stone Circles.

The Site is also decomposed into various image groups such as Rising Yen, Shining, Stonehenge, Famous, Painting, Couture and Domicile.

Highlights from the collection can be found by clicking on Best. A random sample can be found by clicking on Random. Alternatively, click on an album thumbnail below to see the images in that album. Or hover over the thumbnail to see the number of images in that album.

Series Image Albums
; Humour (36 Images) - Click to see album Fashion (22 Images) - Click to see album London (110 Images) - Click to see album Celebrity (19 Images) - Click to see album Stratford (92 Images) - Click to see album Art (19 Images) - Click to see album Fun (29 Images) - Click to see album Places (481 Images) - Click to see album Office (51 Images) - Click to see album Posters (10 Images) - Click to see album Morphs (19 Images) - Click to see album Stones (59 Images) - Click to see album Eclipse (12 Images) - Click to see album S and C (28 Images) - Click to see album Watercolour (40 Images) - Click to see album Misc (28 Images) - Click to see album Battersea (94 Images) - Click to see album Hampstead (93 Images) - Click to see album Star Wars (30 Images) - Click to see album Star Trek (3 Images) - Click to see album LOTR (20 Images) - Click to see album Evesham (63 Images) - Click to see album Broadway (64 Images) - Click to see album Videos (40 Images) - Click to see album Moving (48 Images) - Click to see album Geneva (33 Images) - Click to see album Fribourg (45 Images) - Click to see album Zurich (77 Images) - Click to see album Basel (38 Images) - Click to see album St_Moritz (42 Images) - Click to see album Interlaken (73 Images) - Click to see album Lausanne (86 Images) - Click to see album Bern (72 Images) - Click to see album Avebury (30 Images) - Click to see album Hamburg (355 Images) - Click to see album Hannover (80 Images) - Click to see album Gratkorn (48 Images) - Click to see album Ely (39 Images) - Click to see album Olympics 2012 (35 Images) - Click to see album

Group Image Albums
Dolphin (13 Images) - Click to see album Shining (16 Images) - Click to see album Stonehenge (17 Images) - Click to see album Famous (28 Images) - Click to see album Painting (9 Images) - Click to see album Couture (52 Images) - Click to see album Rising Yen (68 Images) - Click to see album Bollard (23 Images) - Click to see album Etc (4 Images) - Click to see album Septica (3 Images) - Click to see album SIM (9 Images) - Click to see album Ivory (22 Images) - Click to see album Location (1113 Images) - Click to see album Fantasy (4 Images) - Click to see album People (4 Images) - Click to see album Domicile (23 Images) - Click to see album RSC (17 Images) - Click to see album Ueshiba (21 Images) - Click to see album Cocoa (10 Images) - Click to see album PP (32 Images) - Click to see album Swiss (466 Images) - Click to see album Cheese (40 Images) - Click to see album Fish (7 Images) - Click to see album Panorama (9 Images) - Click to see album NPG (2 Images) - Click to see album MOMI (10 Images) - Click to see album Sun (19 Images) - Click to see album NG (4 Images) - Click to see album

 
Most

Most inappropriately named hotel: 'The Big Sleep Hotel' In Cheltenham, England? - because in Raymond Chandler's novel 'The Big Sleep' meant 'Death'. 'Death Hotel' is not the best of names for a hotel. Even worse than the Bates Motel.

Most contriving plotter of detective novels: Agatha Christie? Because of her overly complicated plots with cardboard characters. Still, there's no arguing with success.

Most inspired fictional detective: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes or should that be Edgar Allan Poe's Dupin? Both inhabit a dark, credible world.

Most underrated Science Fiction writers: H P Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith? For highly imaginative stories from the 1930s.

Most hiliarious science fiction comedy: Stanislav Lem's The Cyberiad? So much more inspired than the later Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

Most underrated play by Shakespeare: Cymbeline?

Most pointless remake of a film: Solaris (2003) Why bother doing this when Tarkovsky's 1972 original was so very good?

Most impressive monster horror film for its day: Original King Kong with Fay Wray?

Most inspired post war British comedian: Tony Hancock?

Most ineptly designed theatre: Elizabeth Scott's 1932 (and still standing) Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, England?

Most elaborate renaissance hoax: The Voynich Manuscript? Although the VM may indeed contain something useful, it seems more likely that it was a scam concocted by John Dee and Edward Kelly to defraud Emperor Rudolph II of 600 gold ducats; a tidy sum.

Most unsurprising court judgment: Aung San Suu Kyi found guilty of violating Burmese security laws? The only surprising things was they took so long to do so. Her father, Aung San, was murdered along with six others in Rangoon in 1947 when she was two years old. (Added August 2009.)
 
 

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