Websites of the week

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Make of this what you will. It's the Rent A Lord page, the cyberspace home page for Lord Harpole, Britain's first Bangladeshi Lord of the Manor. His page offers you the chance to rent his services to "endorse your product in an imaginative marketing campaign". hire.html exhibits/renaissance

An excellent page devoted to the history of the Renaissance. Starting with a Leonardo da Vinci picture, it offers a detailed examination of the time, taking in trade and exploration, printing and the importance of Florence to the period. Default.htm

3-D panoramic views are in vogue and this site is one of the best, featuring a gallery of views of everything from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Financial District. It's excellent for those in love with far off places or Manhattan-philes who need a fix of their home town.