An illustrated version of a timeless classic. My father and I read a children’s version of Shackleton’s story when I was still small. Since then, I’ve read his journals. I refer back to his original advertisement for the venture often.
“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.” – Ernest Shackelton, 1914, from the archives of the Royal Geographic Society, London.
My best friend is studying at the University of Greenwich, so I left the city to visit her, and we went to the very center of the world. The Royal Observatory is where you’ll find the Prime Meridian of the world. Just as the sun begins to set across the River Thames, the bright green divider lights up the sky.