*that barrel looking thing is apparently all that is left of the original 40ft.
Ok, the inner nerd is about to be revealed. I just listened to an audio book about scientists from the Romantic era. One of them was William Herschel. Mr. Herschel was a pioneer in the field of astronomy (He discovered Uranus), specifically in the building of telescopes. One of his crowning glories was the building of a 40ft, brass reflecting telescope. Today I am the 40ft. telescope with a "brass" dress and my glass orb necklace is the "lens". On a side note, his sister, Caroline, was one of the first respected women of science. She was a pioneering astronomer in her own right.
necklace- won it from Jen at The Suburb Experiment (I heart her)
*I think her necklace looks like orbits too :)