View of Hyde Park Corner Turnpike, Westminster, London, 1792.

Lions, and Tigers, and Pie

The frog asks to be allowed to enter the castle

Born on August 15th:

Civil engineer John Metcalf, also known as Blind Jack, was born on August 15, 1717. Blind from the age of six, he has a surprising legacy in pioneering modern road construction, along with John MacAdam and Thomas Telford.

Napoléon Bonaparte, 1769