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Skyline exhibition

I wanted to put together images of the sky

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War! Look to the sky

War! Look to the sky

The sky silhouttes the National Maritime Museum - its amazing.

Unknown, 15 October 1940
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Dance of the moon

Dance of the moon

The reflection of the moon on the river is so romantic.

Henry Pether., c.1850-1865
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Sun catcher

Sun catcher

Measuring the sunshine - what a fantastic job that must have been!

Illustrated London News, p. 464, 6 November 1850
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Industrial sky

Industrial sky

Even the gasworks look spectacular at sunset.

William Lionel Wyllie, 19th-20th Century
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Storm & sunshine

Storm & sunshine

You can only imagine a rainbow will appear after the storm passes.

William Lionel Wyllie, 1885
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Open to the stars

Open to the stars

Imagine designing a building with an opening roof!

National Maritime Museum, unknown
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Comet through the night sky

Comet through the night sky

One of natures miracles

Illustrated London News, 25 September 1858
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