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My 7 Favourite Banksy Famous Quotes

Artist, maverick, film director, political activist and brains behind the recent anti-theme park Dismaland, Banksy is somebody who I hugely admire. Here are my 7 favourite Banksy Quotes set against some of his best work

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Volcanoes – Their Constructive And Destructive Forces

Human communities have always gathered around volcanoes, and that seems extraordinary when we see the destruction caused during an eruption. However, those self-same eruptions place vital trace minerals into the soil, which causes the land to be immensely fertile. The action of the volcanoes at deeper levels is also responsible for valuable mineral seams that have allowed the later industrial ages to flourish. Further, the discovery of life within the sulphur-rich, scaldingly hot water that up-wells at the bottom of the oceans at tectonic boundaries has led to theories that volcanoes may even be the source of life on earth.

The Oxford Shark

In a previous post I sent you a mail about a candy-striped house in Kensington. Researching that led me to this rather strange oddity:- an Oxford house with a shark in it’s roof:

The 25 Million Dollar Beach Hut

Recently, Ms Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring of South End, Kensington, England put forward plans to her local Kensington and Chelsea Council to redevelop her home. She wanted to add 2 floors as a basement, which would mean demolishing the existing building, digging out & re-building.

Meet Spot The..Robot Dog

Say Hello To Spot The Robot Dog. Spot is not a Robot Dog toy or pet but has been built by Boston Dynamics, an engineering and robotics design company that were previously best known for the development of Big Dog a four legged robot designed for the U.S. military.