To celebrate Earth Day today, 22nd April, here are some photos to celebrate this amazing planet that we live on.
Here is the iconic photo taken almost 45 years ago by the crew of Apollo 17 of our majestic planet in space. “The blue marble”.
“The Monument” commemorates the Great Fire of London in 1666. It is the worlds tallest free standing stone column.
The column was also originally designed as a giant telescope, with lenses at the top and bottom and a trap door in the flaming urn at the top, to view the night sky.
This photo from http://www.themonument.org.uk shows the gold flame sculpture that sits above the viewing balcony.