cleopatra’s needle

Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes was in the third and last wave of new towns created in the UK to disperse population away from London following WWII. Located approximately halfway between London and Birmingham, Milton Keynes was chartered in 1967 and planned by the Milton Keynes Development Corporation, which was chaired by Lord… Read More »Milton Keynes

Pilgrimage

Back in 2012 I wrote a post on Burning Man, a post-modern pilgrimage where 50,000 people converge on Black Rock City in the Nevada desert every summer. This cathartic festival culminates in the ritual burning of a giant man in effigy. Julius Caesar wrote in his Commentary on the Gallic… Read More »Pilgrimage