Posts Tagged ‘UK’

A sunny stroll in Lichfield

June 20, 2010

The Lichfield Cathedral – the only medieval Cathedral in Britain with three spires – impressive and awe-inspiring. Walking around the charming town on a sunny day was a memorable experience – more shots from my stroll – in the Album.

Dr Samuel Johnson, the versatile literary figure of his time, who compiled the first major dictionary of the English language, was born in Lichfield. The man of words on words: ‘Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.’

UK Houses

June 20, 2010

If in the 17th century there was a reason in England for tax purposes for windows to be bricked, nowadays it is more of an exterior design attraction.

Amazing how taxation over the years can change the look and feel of houses and homes. Every window – bricked or not – with its own story behind.

Churchill’s statue

December 10, 2009

Churchill’s statue in Parliament Square in London. “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”  A man who wrote history and not only, and was awarded Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”

Eye on London

December 9, 2009

A 360-degree eye view of London with a flight on the London Eye is indeed a spectacular experience.

People say that not everything that glitters is gold, but this one is – the 150-year old Big Ben glittering in the scarce sun above London.

The Jubilee Bridge from up the London Eye distantly reminding of Harry Potter.

Jubilee Bridge, Dec’09 – view from the Eye

Greenwich

December 9, 2009

A boat trip on the Thames and in less than 30 minutes, having one foot in the Eastern and the other one – in the Western Hemisphere at the Greenwich meridian.

Greenwich green laser

When the stars appear, the green laser beam shines north across the London night sky.

Wandering among stars …

Cambridge

December 8, 2009

College after college, bridge after bridge over the river Cam, enjoyable strolls through both the ancient and modern Cambridge in sunshine or in rain, Time seems to be of a different nature here … Cambridge !

Cambridge, December 2009