Monthly Archives: February 2017
Just a quick post to congratulate our client, Hyla Mobile, on the launch of the brand new HylaMobile.com! Hyla Mobile is a leader in mobile device recycling; they partner with major carriers like AT&T and Verizon to offer mobile phone and tablet trade-in programs, as well as sophisticated price forecasting and analytics. They collect more than 7 million devices every year and recycle or refurbish them for resale or donation around the world, including to American troops overseas.
The British Museum is one of the world-class museums. Except for the Louvre in Paris, I can’t think of any other place with such an impressive collection of world-famous artifacts. It’s consistently ranked Britain’s #1 tourist attraction; last year almost 7 million people came to see such famous artifacts as the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon Marbles, Greek and Roman sculptures, golden treasures from around the world, Samurai armor, an Easter Island Moai, and much more.
The Tower of London has been many things in its thousand-year history. Built immediately after the Norman conquest, its first incarnation was as a symbol of power, a proto-Death Star from which William the Conqueror could exert control over his new capital.
William’s successors were increasingly reluctant to live in central London, never more than a drawbridge away from the fickle mob. As the monarchy left for greener (and more isolated) pastures, the Tower was turned to darker purposes; it served as an armory, a prison, an execution ground, and surprisingly, a zoo.