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Alchimicum
10-26-2012, 04:55 PM
Hi,

We are currently building the new website: www.alchimicum.com, The Alchemy Virtual Museum. This museum will exhibit high resolution quality images of places, buildings, art, tools, imagery, works, dwellings, books and more ... all related to old and actual alchemy, utilising the powerful web 2.0 technology tools.

We will travel soon to London, staying several days to have the first contact with the city. In London we are looking for cathedrals, churches, old books of alchemy exposed, monuments all containing alchemical symbols, if allowed to be photographed for our new website.

We do know many places to do photo reporting in France, however we are quite unfamiliar with places in the UK related to alchemy. For this reason we would like to ask you what alchemical places do you recommend us to visit in London for our photo reporting?. Would you know and/or recommend Internet links about philosophers Dwellings in London/UK, please?

thoth
10-26-2012, 06:30 PM
Hi
You might want to look at connections to Robert Boyle & Issac Newton who were known alchemists.
The Wellcome trust also seem to have presented ideas on history of Alchemy etc
Adam Mclean -see his website - would likely be able to point you in right direction

Awani
10-29-2012, 02:17 AM
We are currently building the new website: www.alchimicum.com, The Alchemy Virtual Museum. This museum will exhibit high resolution quality images of places, buildings, art, tools, imagery, works, dwellings, books and more ... all related to old and actual alchemy, utilising the powerful web 2.0 technology tools.

Hi there... please be aware of this: Advertisements & Other Commercialized Behavior (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?617-Advertisements-Other-Commercialized-Behavior)

I can't tell from your site if it will be selling anything, but your very first post on the forums seems to be peddling something (please prove me wrong). Once you have made 25 posts you can have your site in your signature. Please see: Rules & Guidelines (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/announcement.php?f=5&a=3)

Welcome (btw it is also good to post an introduction in Introductions (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/forumdisplay.php?3-Introductions-%28new-members-go-here%29)).

:cool:

Alchimicum
10-29-2012, 04:24 PM
Hi dev,

Alchimicum.com it is not and won't be a comercial website. We don't sell and we won't sell anything, we don't earn and we won't earn any money, oppositely we spend money traveling around the world to show our photografic reporting for free. We are a virtual museum which it will expose alchemical pieces, not products.

The only thing we are doing here is asking for colaboration from people who probably know other alchemical places in uk to do photographic reports that we don't know, that's all.

I hope this explanation will help,

Thanks.

Goldlion973
06-24-2013, 03:50 PM
'ello geezer!

.lol. Got to snap out of that one.

Yes, London has a rich history of such underground-ish goings on... the Masonic grand lodge is open for people to tour, strange bookshops etc, places where notable odd fellows such as Crowley and others passed through. There is also the royal culture to consider, the templars temple at temple which is in central near the Royal court... treadwells book store do occult tours every now and then, Enochian has history here also blah blah... some paganish sites have been kept 'alive' in name if you pay attention to the street signs and places mentioned. Look up treadwells on google, sign up to their letter and take up a few of their get togethers, you'll meet all-sorts and kinds of people who'll gladly talk about the country and its past... not much here that beats the hermetic libary in amsterdam though...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliotheca_Philosophica_Hermetica

Start at Treadwells: http://www.treadwells-london.com/

You'll do fine from there... roll down to camden afterward, have tea at: http://alchemythecentre.com/ and you might bump into me .lol.

Peace
Lion

Andro
06-24-2013, 04:03 PM
g'Lion,

When/if I visit London again, I'll be sure to book a 'V.I.P. Tour' with you... if you don't mind, that is :)

Ghislain (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/member.php?186-Ghislain) is in London as well, and I have not (yet) had the pleasure to meet him in person...

Ghislain
06-24-2013, 04:18 PM
I have a spare room if you're looking for somewhere to stay, but I have to say my kids use it as a second home so there is not much room to hang your clothes lol.

It's a small room with a double bed so you'd have to two up or use the sofa.

I would love to meet you all whether you stay or not.

Ghislain

Goldlion973
06-24-2013, 06:36 PM
Come, enjoy our wide range of accents and temperamental weather system. Why not stay for congestion charging and visit our luxurious financial crime centers? :D

.lol. Am thinking of changing my approach toward plants and herbs actually, rather than grow my own I'm thinking of, 'wilding' going out and picking herbs as they've grown in their natural habitat. Epping forest is another must if you ever visit. Is not so far from me, am not sure why I bothered with an allotment plot... not every city hosts ancient woodland.

Rent is extortionate here I'd snap up Ghislin's offer if I were you, suppose there's always a bedsit, 100 a week for a single room with shared facilities... not too bad on local wages, might be much otherwise.

Feel free to drop me a message if you do visit. Us of open minds often have open hearts.

Ghislain
06-25-2013, 06:14 PM
Just read my last post...thought more than one was coming ...I didn't mean two up with the kids lol.

GL I'm fairly close to Epping, but in the other direction...about 15 miles out of the city. Essex really.

Ghislain :)

Goldlion973
06-26-2013, 10:36 AM
Yeah, Essex is local, I'm Middlesex/Enfield not so far from being outside the city, is becoming more populated and dense for such a small place, won't be long before we're considered central .lol. The green belt will have to be of the elastic type methinks. Theory is that its only there to justify the extortionate house pricing within the city but there you go, would like to move but if I did it'd be more toward Spain/The Caribbean than elsewhere.