The site of this market has been a trade center in London dating back to the Roman period, but its current visage was constructed in 1881. Like the Hay’s Gallery, it is enclosed by an amazing wrought iron and glass … Continue reading A Taste of Victoriana: The Leadenhall Market
We’re all moving about a lot less these days than in the past, so I thought I’d revive my series of posts from a visit to London in 2015 to seek out 19th century and Steampunk sites. Hopefully, you’ll get … Continue reading A Taste of Victoriana: Hay’s Gallery and “The Navigators”
Hello Lovelies! As the temps start to warm and many of us are ready for escape from cabin fever and the virus, we turn to brisk drinks to cool the palate. One such drink, lemonade, has been a favorite for … Continue reading A Brief History of Lemonade
If you have heard of this place, it is probably from reading Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. Phileas Fogg’s journey began at The Reform (as it is colloquially named) over a game of cards, and ended in … Continue reading A Taste of Victoriana: The Reform Club
While I was in the Piccadilly area for the market, I did some serious window shopping. There are so many lovely stores and window displays in this posh neighborhood! I didn’t really have anything in mind, but as soon as … Continue reading A Taste of Victoriana: The Burlington Arcade
Now that I have started tabling during cons to peddle my wares, I don’t get to go to as many talks. Fortunately, there is always wonderful after hours programming at TeslaCon so I can see presentations even after the vendor … Continue reading Get in the “Spirit”: Death in the Afternoon Cocktail
At TeslaCon 2019, I had the opportunity to do a presentation called “Guilty by Gaslamp: Criminals and Detectives of the Steam Era.” It was chock-full of history when it came to the first highly reported on court cases and info … Continue reading Crime or No Crime?
I’ve been fascinated by storms, even after surviving one as a child in my hometown of St. Louis. I’m a storm spotter for the U.S. National Weather Service. I’ve taken some incredible pics of lightning and cloud formations. But my … Continue reading It Was a Disaster! The May 27, 1896 St. Louis Great Cyclone: A Steampunk Journal Series About Unfortunate Events
The History of the Stetson Hat If I told you I saw a cowboy, you would immediately have a picture in your mind of what I meant. Spurs or no spurs, you’d be picturing a man wearing a hat with … Continue reading Hat’s Off to the Stetson
Recently, scientists have sampled DNA from a shawl believed to be present at the scene of a Jack the Ripper murder. The scientists have managed to trace the DNA to the victim Catherine Eddowes. She was one of the so-named … Continue reading Who is Aaron Kosminski?