“All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey”*…
From the collection of over 11,000 photos in the Flickr pool “Old Factories and Industrial Decay Around the World.”
* John Dryden
As we celebrate the beauty in the ephemeral, we might recall that it was on this date in 1997 that Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell, and their colleagues at the Roslin Institute (part of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland) announced that they had successfully cloned a sheep, Dolly, who had been born on July 5, 1996. Dolly lived her entire life at the Institute, where (bred with a Welsh mountain ram) she gave birth to six lambs. She died in February, 2003.