A motivating book
This is a book replacing princesses with real women. 100 women who worked as aviators or astronomers, writers or presidents, Olympic sportswomen or world leading architects. My favorite story is about Ada Lovelace, the first women programmer in the world. Ada was poet Byron’s daughter. One of the first programming languages was named after her. She only lived to be 37, and she was also a wife and mother. Ada lived in Victorian times and she was close to the queen and the palace.
The second volume of the book is now available. I am looking forward to browse that too! I hope you find that inspiring, too.
A movie: Victoria
This is a series available on HBO and now the second season is running.
This is a movie blog, and I am so excited about this British production, I had to recommend it to you! The British movies richness of details, clean acting and historical background never cease to amaze me.
Victoria presents the young queen, only 21. She becomes the queen and though inexperienced, she is independent and stubborn, fights against old advisors and rules the country her way.
Victoria and Albert were one of the happiest and loved royal couples. In Victorian times the technology bloomed. Ada Lovelace, the first world programmer, appears in many of the series. Albert, Victoria’s husband, was a prince of German descent. He was the one who introduced trains in UK, indoor plumbing to empower human hygiene, health and longer life, and he supported new technology adoption in UK at the time.
If you happen to visit London, you must visit the Victoria and Albert museum. This is where you can admire art, fashion and furniture that belonged to Victoria and Albert, these great historical characters.
There is no tax to visit this great and huge art collection. Moreover, the museum is located next to two other great museums, Natural science and Science museum. You can admire here real life dinosaurs, elephants and blue wales, and Jurassic Park animated dinosaurs.
The access in all three museums is tax free. They are also located close to Harrods shop, and you really must visit this classic elegant establishment, and buy classic tea and biscuits!
What inspires you on Saturdays? Where do you get motivation and inspiration for the week to come?
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