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#5 Bath Salt / 巴斯浴鹽

和英國其他的城市相較,Bath因古典的希臘羅馬式建築,而顯得格外華麗。

紀元初年,羅馬人入侵,留下珍貴的"澡堂文化"--Roman Baths。1976年後,Bath溫泉不再開放供沐浴用。今日造訪此城的觀光客,只能在羅馬浴池的遺蹟邊上,見識碧綠的泉水。我在 Pump Room旁的 Momentos,買了這一小包帶著香氣的Bath浴鹽,懷想Bath spa溫泉勝地的往日風情。
#6 LUSH的幸福/ LUSH HAPPINESS

幸福洋溢在internet上。

在email裡,在icq裡,在guestbook裡,看到這麼多朋友來自遠方的生日祝福,感覺真窩心~ ^_^

於是,SilverMoon也帶了壓箱寶物來分享: England起家的LUSH獨樹一幟,手工生產各式各樣奇趣的 "bath bombs"。短短幾年光景,已然成了擁有跨國連鎖的英國名牌。這一款 "Tisty Tosty",純潔的心含著待放蓓蕾,美得教人心動。

Happiness is lush on the internet.

SilverMoon, Wednesday 3am

Happiness is lush on the internet. In email, icq, guestbook, it warms me to see the birthday greetings from friends miles & miles away. :) So SilverMoon has brought one of the favourite treasure here to share this time: LUSH started as a cute little shop in England selling handmade "bath bombs". Within but a few years, it has developed into a famous brand with chain stores in Canada, Australia, Japan, etc. This "Tisty Tosty", with its pure heart shape & tender rosebuds in harmony, captures everyone under the spell of its beauty.
#7 £2 COIN / 兩鎊硬幣

Designer: Bruce Rushin
Alloy: Inner Circle - Cupro-nickel, Outer Circle - Nickel-brass
Weight: 12.00 gms
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Edge Thickness: 2.5 mm

A symbolic representation of the development of British Industry from the Iron Age to the modern computer age. (ref. from the Royal Mint)


MONEY~MONEY~MONEY~ ^_^~ 這次回英國,從便利店店員手裡接過這陌生的硬幣時,還真嚇了一跳。原來在SilverMoon'97"回歸"之後,英國才發行這一款新的錢幣,面額是2鎊。拿在手裡沉甸甸的,很有份量。雙色的設計讓人想到我們有趣的NT50元硬幣,不過仔細看,圖案設計又精緻許多。一圈圈繁複的花紋,象徵著英國工業自鐵器時代到電腦時代的演變。當初如獲至寶,反覆把玩了一會兒,才注意到幣緣上頭的銘文: "STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS"(圖片上是看不到的 :p)。"這不是大科學家牛頓的名句嗎?(*)" 我心想。經過一番查詢,證實這果然是引述自Sir Issac Newton。讓人意外的是,十八世紀初,他還曾經擔任過皇家鑄幣廠的首長呢!

SilverMoon, 12/08/00 8pm


*: In a letter to his fellow scientist Robert Hooke, Newton mosdestly claimed :"If I have seen further it's by standing on the shoulders of giants".