Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wandering through history

What if you could go back in time? What would you want to experience? My thinking along this line has been triggered by listening to Michael Crichton's book "Timeline." I read it ages ago now I am listening to it on audio whilst driving to work in the morning. So, I started to really think about (aka : daydream) where I would like to go. Proviso: that I am one of the elite and not a

Salisbury: during the building of the Salisbury Cathedral

Palenque: While it was being built.

Victorian London: once again; providing I wasn't poor.

Pompeii: a year before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

If I only had one shot at it I would be hard pressed to choose. It is a tantalizing thought. If Albert Einstein is to be believed it is possible. On the other hand can you imagine the havoc that would be wrecked upon the world by reckless interference in history?


Michael said...

I have had the same dream since reading H.G.Wells Time Machine as a kid.

Susan said...

Thought provoking isn't it? So where would you go?