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PICS – United Kingdom

This is a collection of picture galleries from the United Kingdom, the result of trips to different parts of the country (England,...

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VIDEO – Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a British overseas territory on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It is dominated in every way by the Rock, the huge...

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The road trip from Ronda to Gibraltar and Jerez

On Day 3 in Andalusia we took the mountain road from Ronda down to Gibraltar and continued across the lowlands on the Spanish Atlantic...

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VIDEO – England – Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace was the residence of King Henry VIII from 1529. Later kings extended the palace and gardens, particularly King...

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Visiting London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and the Hampton Court Palace

Our last day on this weekend trip to London was spent at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and at the Hampton Court Palace.  ...

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VIDEO – England – Highgate Cemetery in London

In the early 1800’s London was rapidly expanding and needed to secure more burial grounds. In response to this seven new cemeteries...

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The British Museum and Highgate Cemetery – a surprisingly good combination

The story from my London weekend continues here with visits to the British Museum and Highgate Cemetery.   Sunday 27.5.2012 Yesterday had...

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VIDEO – England – Westminster

“Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church” is no. 426 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List....

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VIDEO – England – Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a large garden show held each May on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. In 2012 tens of...

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Combining The Chelsea Flower Show with evensong at Westminster Abbey

A weekend in London is good for your heart and soul, and stomach. There is so much you have not seen before and so many past experiences...

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Football, the Beatles and colonial buildings in Liverpool

A couple of days in a city with football and the Beatles on the menu, and a long lost maritime past.   Liverpool certainly has more to...

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VIDEO – England – Liverpool

“Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City” is no. 1150 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This video is from the...

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World Heritage #1150 – Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City

There is more to Liverpool than a couple of football clubs and pop bands. The legacy as a major port in the cross-Atlantic slave trade is...

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Manchester is football and some more

A football weekend and little else to see in the city with the famous “Theatre of Dreams” According to a tourist...

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Aberdeen is The Granite City

The Granite City is Scotland’s third largest and presumably the one with the most churches turned into “dens of sin”. As...

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Father and son on a football weekend in London

Father and son on a football weekend in London is fun. We had an introductory sightseeing trip to what London is about for all visitors as...

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VIDEO – England – Hadrian’s Wall

“Frontiers of the Roman Empire” is no. 430 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This video is from Hadrian’s Wall and...

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World Heritage #0430 – Frontiers of the Roman Empire

Here is another Roman legacy. They used to build walls to safeguard their empire. None of them helped at the end of the day. The UNESCO...

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World Heritage #0428 – City of Bath

The Romans were here too, bathing. Like they did elsewhere in Europe. Few other cities have received their names though because of their...

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World Heritage #0373 – Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

The huge rocks placed on top of each other seem to be an everlasting testimony to what lengths humans are willing to go...

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VIDEO – England – Stonehenge

“Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites” is no. 373 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This video is from Stonehenge....

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VIDEO – England – City of Bath

“City of Bath” is no. 430 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Audio: George Fenton – Shadowlands (Shadowlands End...

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Revisiting the most famous sights of London

London is a lovely city. There is always something new to discover and the familiar places are always pleasant to return to.    This visit...

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World Heritage #0369 – Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast

There are many strange rock formations around the world. These ones are astonishingly beautiful as well, situated on a rough coastline in...

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World Heritage #0795 – Maritime Greenwich

Your clock is ticking, or rather your electronic watch is changing, according to a definition stemming from this heritage site – the...

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