NASA Posters, Edinburgh, Blists Hill and Ironbridge, and ROW80

Third and final post in the Edinburgh series.

First, though, I just discovered something that might be useful as inspiration for writers and artists:

NASA is giving away free posters!

"Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality. As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future. Click on any of the thumbnails below to learn more and download a free poster sized image."

The one of Earth is especially poignant

I love the Titan image
Here's the description: "Frigid and alien, yet similar to our own planet billions of years ago, Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has a thick atmosphere, organic-rich chemistry and a surface shaped by rivers and lakes of liquid ethane and methane. Cold winds sculpt vast regions of hydrocarbon-rich dunes. There may even be cryovolcanoes of cold liquid water. NASA's Cassini orbiter was designed to peer through Titan's perpetual haze and unravel the mysteries of this planet-like moon."

Back to Edinburgh!

Flowers the French Embassy, the day after the terrorist attacks

Charles II
The oldest statue of Charles II

Outside St Giles cathedral

More poignancy -- this time related to human health

St Giles

We took a two-day trip from Edinburgh down to the Midlands, and visited a couple of sites:

Blists Hill, a recreation of a Victorian town
Ironbridge, the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron, across the River Severn in Shropshire (1781)

My ROW80 goal, to Read All the Unread Books in the House, got derailed last weekend because we had a weekend away (in Venice! My first time in Italy! Photos to come), and now I'm trying to incorporate some editing back into my days. I think the simplest way to ease myself into it will be to type up my NaNo 2014 story, fixing as much as I can while I type. I probably left the ending unwritten as well!

Which of the NASA posters do you find inspiring?
Is there a story or other creative piece you've returned to after a long absence?

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