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Nell and her oranges

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Starting out....

Hi, friends,


Some of you have expressed a desire to be kept informed about my adventures in the coming weeks as I try to trace Nell's footsteps in London - the locations of the places where she lived and loved, the theatres she knew, the streets she walked, the views she saw.


So here's my first try at at a blog! There isn't much here now, and in fact I haven't left home yet, but I'll be taking photos (geotagged by GPS on Iphone, so anyone who wants to can find these same locations!), doing research at the V&A, Museum of London, and wherever else I can, and generally trying to bring to life the London of 1650-1687.

5 comments:

Ratbag said...

Thought I'd be the first to leave a comment!

Jerry said...

Wahoo! Hope it's an exciting adventure...follow your bliss!

willow said...

Picture Gillian, intently researching the dusty-musty stacks in the British museum, when suddenly,she notices a crack in the spine of a book she was examining. Carefully, she pries out an old yellowed paper which hasn't seen the light of day for hundreds of years. What's this she thinks, could it be a letter from Nell to the king?

Mary Jo said...

Good luck, Gillian! I can't wait to see what you uncover.

Gay Degani said...

Glad to be on the list. I'm going to hook your blog to mine.