Guest blog for „Jack the Ripper tour“: A look at the connection between the Whitechapel Murders And the TV Series „Whitechapel“

Durward Street, former Buck's Row in Whitechapel, site of the murder of Jack the Ripper victim Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols (Photo: Philipp Röttgers)

It’s an honour to be featured as a guest author on Richard Jones‘ website. Richard is a bestselling author (e.g. Jack the Ripper: The Casebook). He is tour guide of Jack The Ripper Tour and London Discovery Tours.

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Genesis history: „We Can’t Dance“ in Tampa – The story of the 1992 tour

Tampa, Florida, 17 May 1992. Genesis leave the stage at the fourth show of their gigantic „We Can’t Dance“ tour after just two songs. They leave behind an almost rioting audience. The band had to cancel the show after „Land Of Confusion“ and „No Son Of Mine“ due to Phil Collins‘ throat problems. Luckily enough, this was just a one-time affair. The „We Can’t Dance“ tour became one of their biggest productions in terms of stage setup and venues.

Let’s take a look back at the massive production of the „We Can’t Dance“ tour.

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London: The Hardy Tree in the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church

The Hardy Tree in the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church (Photo: Philipp Röttgers)

Before Thomas Hardy became a novelist, he supervised the removal of the graveyard St Pancras Old Church in 1865, when the railway lines of St Pancras Station were laid through the site. The tombstones were placed against a great tree. Over the years its roots curled among them, they embraced them. It looks as if the tombstones are part of the tree.

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Cleopatra’s Needle – London’s true obelisk

Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra’s Needle is situated on the Westminster side of the Thames, near Victoria Embankment, across from Lambeth. There were plans to place it right outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, but the location had been rejected. Now Cleopatra’s Needle stands beside the Thames and just like the river, is a solid and fixed part in the hectic life of the city.

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