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March 18, 2008, Tuesday

1/640s | f3.5 | 27mm | Penicillin was discovered here.

Each morning, on my way to work, I would walk pass this plaque. These plaques, which mark sites of historical interest, are scattered all around London and I'm going to hunt them all down in this indefinite series (Great Plaques of London, I call it)!

That's one of the reasons I find London so fascinating; it was here notable men/women lived and came up with amazing stuff. Doesn't that just make you want to sing, "If I can make it there, I'm gonna make it everywhere; it's up to you - London, London!"?

On occasions when I wasn't rushing to work because I woke up late again, I would stand at this spot, look up towards the second storey window and be inspired. I would tell myself, one of these days, I too will make a fortuitous discovery and win the Nobel prize and its accompanying 10 million Swedish kroner. With that, never will I have to rush to work ever again.

posted at 12:45 AM