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Hi-tech illusions bring Queen Victoria’s palace to life in UK Summer exhibition – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth visited an exhibition dedicated to her great-great-grandmother Victoria on Wednesday, which uses cutting-edge technology to recreate Buckingham Palace as it was during the 19th century. Visitors will see projections and illusions showing the vibrant colors of the palace interiors before Victoria’s eldest son Edward …

London grave of Karl Marx vandalized in hammer attack

LONDON (AP) — Custodians of a London cemetery say the tombstone of Karl Marx has been damaged in a hammer attack. The German philosopher and economist was buried in Highgate Cemetery after his death in 1883, and his grave was later topped with a large bronze bust atop a base …

Cecil Court – London, England – Atlas Obscura

A charming 17th-century alley lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.  This dreamy little 17th-century lane is a book lover’s paradise. It’s lined with about 20 secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops, all selling a trove of unique treasures. It’s no wonder the street’s nickname is “Booksellers’ Row.” Cecil Court feels …