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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey in Cornwall, are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. The style of the gardens is typical of the nineteenth century Gardenesque style, with areas of different character and in different design styles. source source The gardens were created by …

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Bird’s Eye View of Britain

British landscape photography, shot from the air, is a specialty of photographer Jason Hawkes. His recent book, Britain From Above Month by Month, features photos that give you a birds eye view of Britain from the city to the countryside. Link: Jason Hawkes The Glenfinnan Viaduct Sports fields Buckingham Palace, …

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Cliff Diver Dancing With Death

An unnamed diver’s jump into waters from the top of the towering rock face near Penzance, Cornwall (southwest corner of England) was captured by a photographer. He hurled himself through the air and fell between 96ft – 100ft before landing in just 20ft of water below. Alastair Sopp‘s images snapped …

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Amazing Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall was a defensive fortification in northern England. Begun in AD 122, during the rule of emperor Hadrian, it was the first of two fortifications built across Great Britain, the second being the Antonine Wall, lesser known of the two because its physical remains are less evident today. The …

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Top Ten Beer Consuming Countries and Festivals

The world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed and is mentioned in the history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Today, beer is the third most popular drink after water and tea. The greatest beer festivals today are held annually across countries …