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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

London photo: my favorite blue plaque (so far)

nameofclouds

“Luke Howard, Namer of Clouds.” Could that be the most idyllic job ever? I imagine a dreamy Byron-esque figure lounging in a field, gazing at an azure sky, pointing up, saying, “Lisa… Zachary… That one looks like a Claudia…” And writing all the names down in an impossible beat-up leather-bound notebook.

(Of course, Howard actually came up with terms like cirrus and cumulus.)

In Tottenham, North London.


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  • Bluejay

    Sounds like he’d fit right in in the Iliad, alongside Hector, Breaker of Horses.

  • Jez Nicholson

    I particularly liked adding that role to Open Plaques :) http://openplaques.org/roles/namer_of_clouds

    The site features people’s favourites on the home page. Can we quote you?

  • Sure! Please link to this post, if you would.

  • Jez Nicholson

    there you go…you are our “Plaque of the Day” on our home page http://openplaques.org/ This rotates daily, so you’ll be back again in around a month

  • Cool! Thanks!

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