There’s a bell tower in St. Albans, Hertfordshire built between 1403 and 1412, it had a curfew bell added in 1335 (all according to the plaque on the side). It has a door – I do like a good door – with an interesting phrase:
Commit No Nuisance
A good approach to take to life, perhaps?
As it turns out, the Royal Mint and Her Majesty’s Treasury prefer that you ask before making pictures and abide by a number of conditions – I couldn’t be bothered with the paperwork, so the picture I wanted to make got scrapped.
Luckily, history tells us that Roman soldiers got paid with salt (at times at least) – and if you squint and look at that just right, it’s no different than a fiat currency. Let’s face it, the invention of tokens to eliminate the need to barter was a heck of trick to pull off.
So with a complex lighting scheme and lots of post-processing:
M is for Money
This is a long overdue addition to the A-Z Inventions project.
I stumbled across An Ode to Shoes, by Geof F. Morris, and my mind went (as it oh so often does) off on a meandering thought about how I take my shoes for granted, particularly these:
Creased, worn, and resoled several times, these shoes have been on many adventures with me over the years. They’ve kept my feet warm, dry, and blister-free no matter how far I walk, or how foul the weather. With these shoes, I left The Proclaimers behind a long time ago.
It’ll be a sad day when these have to be retired.