The Book of Kells Online

The Book of Kells in its entirety can be viewed online as part of the Trinity College Library’s digital collection. We were lucky enough to see it was exhibited at the National Gallery when it came to Australia, but I have been enjoying quietly browsing it online.

Book of Kells screenshotThe pages are photographed at a very high resolution so you can zoom right in and closely examine the designs. I love the complexity of the patterning. Of course there is the main imagery but I keep noticing the little areas of decoration tucked in corners or in little out of the way area and marvelling at it. I just had to share!

There is also a new iPad app of the Book of Kells for folks with a tablet

Tardis is on Google Maps!

image of blue telephone boxI have been totally delighted to discover this meme about Google’s Maps latest easter egg

Investigate yourself by going to this map,  notice on the left side of the street there is  a very famous blue telephone box.

Move your cursor around on the screen until you get a pair of double arrows. You can see them in the image to the left.

Click those and bingo you are inside Doctor Who’s Tardis!

That is where I had fun exploring and  took these screenshots. It really is bigger on the inside!

Inside the Tardis
If you venture further inside you can see the controls. That was as far as got as it appeared all other doors were locked.

Inside the Tardis 1