Simon Schama was altogether better. He was talking in advance of his new BBC series/book/National Portrait Gallery Exhibition: The Face Of Britain, about British portraiture through history, and what it can tell us about various moments in society, and how they changed. He was dynamic, knowledgable, excited, and positive, talking us through a set of portraits, their context, and what was so interesting about each one. I'm about to set up the Tivo to record the series, and I'd recommend that you give it a look.
On the way home there was an amazing moon hanging over the Royal Mile. Sadly, my phone camera is not capable of capturing how amazing it looked (or how it looked over Arthur's Seat when we got the bus along Edinburgh's Best View). But it did have a stab at it:
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