". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baker Street

Took these photos to show I was there, not as documentation of anything else.

I didn't take a photo of 221B Baker Street -- where the Sherlock Holmes Museum is supposedly located -- because it didn't exist when Doyle wrote the Holmes's stories.  Baker Street hadn't been extended up that far yet.  These locations are located on the pre-extension stretch of Baker Street.

What we were doing on Baker Street: changed dollars to pounds in a Baker Street post office.

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