Friday, 27 March 2009

Blue Plaque for Karl Pearson

The next blue plaque takes us over to Hampstead to the former home of Karl Pearson, born on this day 1857

Karl Pearson was a well known statistitian who set up the first university statistics department at University College London in 1911. He also held some pretty questionable views on eugenics but was a great influence on Albert Einstein when he was forming his Theory of Relativity

You can see the Google Street View Image by clicking on the link below

Karl Pearson Blue Plaque
7 Well Road, Hampstead, NW3
Camden 1983

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

London Blue Plaques on Google Street View

Sorry it's been so long since my last post but in short I was feeling the sharp end of the credit crunch.

Great news for all Blue Plaque fans from Google! Their new Street View service of London gives you great views of many of the capitals historic buildings. I'm going to try and update these regularly until I have time to get back on the bike photographing them myself.

Born on this day in 1881

BARTÓK, Béla (1881-1945

View the Blue Plaque Street View

Hungarian Composer, stayed here when performing in London.
7 Sydney Place, South Kensington, SW7
Kensington and Chelsea 1997