London photo: my favorite blue plaque (so far)


“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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Tue, Jul 21, 2015 3:55pm

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

Jez Nicholson
Jez Nicholson
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 7:46am

I particularly liked adding that role to Open Plaques :)

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

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Jez Nicholson
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 2:38pm

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

Jez Nicholson
Jez Nicholson
reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 3:33pm

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

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Jez Nicholson
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 10:32pm

Cool! Thanks!