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Thursday, 26 June 2014

7 years and 007


Seven today.  Yup it's the 7th anniversary of aglimpseoflondon today.

So how to celebrate.....how about a trip in this classic rolls driven by agent 007 in Goldfinger.

The real agent 007 was John Dee (1527-1608), English mathematician, philosopher, astrologer,  advisor and spy to Queen Elizabeth.  He used the code 00 when corresponding with the Queen to indicate "for her eyes only".  The two circles were protected by a sign that was somewhere between the square root sign and an elongated numeral seven.  For Dee the number seven was lucky and he believed it had magical properties.  Thus 007 would let the Queen know this was a secret message from Dee that only she should read.

Now this is the real car used in the Bond movie, no copies on this blog, especially on such an auspicious day.    To take a glimpse of this and many other original vehicles from the Bond movies over the decades take a trip to the London Film Museum in Covent Garden.

15 comments:

Mike Biles said...

Fabulous! The London Film Museum is on the list. Wasn't Dr Dee supposed to have raised the dead? I believe some of his papers are held at the Wellcome Collection in Euston Road.

Stefan Jansson said...

Congrats to the 7th anniversary. Nice trivia about the real 007!

John said...

Just had a look at the museum site; looks like a great one to visit.

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh, what a splendid car! Not sure I am entirely convinced by the 007 explanation though! :)

Mandy Southgate said...

What a fascinating post! Happy blogoversary Mo!

Bill Nicholls said...

Congratulations on 7 years, I've not got to two yet. Love the car though I can't remember it in Bond. Must take more notice

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well Mo I just Googled John Dee, no mention of OO's or 7 :) so I'll just have to take your word for it :) Huge congrats on the seven years, that's a mammoth effort. Onwards with the next seven oui!

William Kendall said...

Congratulations on reaching seven years!

What a car!

RedPat said...

7 years!! Fabulous!

Dave said...

Goldfinger is the only James Bond film I've ever seen at the cinema, back in 1964 I think. The Rolls Royce was actually Goldfinger's car and James Bond drove the famous Aston Martin DB5 with the ejector seat, tyre-slashers & machine guns etc.

Sharon Anck said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! It truly is a big day. Now, if you get to bop around London is this car for a day, please let me know. I'll get a ticket and be over there in a flash.
I really enjoyed the 007 story. I had no idea!

Angie said...

Can't believe it's been 7 years. Well done - great shot of the Roller!

Alexander said...

7 Fabulous years. Congrats!

Alexander
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Gunn said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

I have enjoyed so many postings and our meetings!

You have a fantastic blog!

Happy summer to you!

Jack said...

Seven years, Mo! You are one of CDP's pioneers. Congratulations!

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