Bikes & Birds

A great idea in London is what’s called ‘Boris’s Bikes’, the bikes can be hired by the hour from numerous locations and left at any other. So it was a nice reminder to see how many Cambridge has always had, here parked outside one of the colleges.

Bikes at Kings College Chapel
Bikes at Kings College Chapel

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Silver Jewelry of Oman

Oman’s Silver Jewelry is famed not only throughout Arabia but further afield.

Omans Adornment and Identity
Omans Adornment and Identity

Traditionally made from the legendary Maria Theresa silver Thaler its metal quality was matched by craftsmanship that in many cases was superb.So it was a pleasure to visit the British Museum for their small exhibition ‘Adornment and Identity’.

Omani Clothing in the British Museum
Omani Clothing in the British Museum

The display cases for the silver were the antique ones from the section that the British Museum uses for smaller exhibitions so the silver lacked a ‘punch’ but the costume display was in a modern case and, for me, was the standout.