Sunday was an amazing day. weekend and I headed to Bletchley Park for truly epic nerd out.
THE MANSION THE ACTUAL MANSION.
We were shown around by Jean Valentine, who worked at Bletchley during WWII as a bombe operator. She's a legend on so many levels.
She also has her own stamps. How fucking cool is that? Before yesterday I've never met anyone whose face is on a stamp.
Way ahead of everyone. Always.
Sequoia tree which disguised the aerials.
THIS SHIT IS THE BOMBE
My tragic, genius nerd crush immortalized in slate. Turing = ♥
Look at the composition.
Pigeons at war
Good news coming in.
2500 valves and less computing power than a laptop. But, let's be honest, it looks far more impressive than a laptop.
From the Museum Of Computing. Those washing machines hold disks of 200Mb each. Damn, we've come a long way in 30 years.
This flag was actually used on D-Day.
Bletchley Park mansion ball room. They hold weddings there. I've never particularly wanted to get hitched, but now that I know I could get married at Bletchley, I've got to say... Any takers?
Bletchley Park. For details go to www.savingbletchleypark.org
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