Stonehenge

Photo: Ray Morris, Stonehenge Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 ft (4.1 meters) high, 6 ft 11 in (2.1 meters) wide and weighing around 25 …

London

Photo: Thames Barrier Park London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/aWU4okkLRZXoVmuu5 ParksLondon has many beautiful city parks including the Kew Botanical Gardens. Cultural WorldIconic landmarks include the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye. MarketsFarmers markets are becoming more …

River Thames

Photo: Thames Barrier Park The River Thames flows through southern England including London. At 215 miles (346 km), it is the longest river entirely in England and the second-longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn. Embedded Tweets Headlineshttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/27/rewilding-project-aims-give-thames-flood-plain-back Artwork WikipediaRiver ThamesThames Barrier Park Planeta.com

British Slang

England flag Translating expressions and vocabulary from British to American English At sixes and sevens = In a state of confusion (Wikipedia)Beer and skittles = Fun timesBivvy = Small tent or shelterBlag = To obtain by wheedling or lyingBlimey = DarnitBloody = Very veryBob’s your uncle = There you have it or The task is …

England’s Lake District

Photo: David Nicholls, Lake District National Park: Tarn Hows A national park since 1951, England’s Lake District was inscribed on World Heritage List at 41whc. The region is home to England’s largest natural lake – Windermere – and highest mountain – Scafell Pike. The 885 sq-mile (2,292 sq km) national park had been trying to obtain the …

England Black Country

Photo: Black Country Museums Wikipedia: The Black Country is an area of the West Midlands, England, west of Birmingham and commonly refers to a region covering most of the four Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. During the Industrial Revolution, it became one of the most industrialised parts of the UK with coal …

Peak District National Park

Photo: Over the bridge The Peak District National Park became the first national park in the United Kingdom in 1951. With its proximity to the cities of Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Sheffield, and access by road and rail, it attracts millions of visitors every year. The Peak District is an upland area in England at …

London Links

London flag Links related to London, England presented in somewhat random fashion: Time https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/uk/london https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html?p1=136 [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@iambrianjones Videoshttps://youtu.be/QAw_BU_Zk4c MeetupsGreatOutdoorsLondon Hammersmith Bridgehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammersmith_Bridgehttps://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/11/hammersmith-bridge-closed-to-cars-after-critical-faults-foundhttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-47891838https://twitter.com/iambrianjones/status/1117414540176551936 Headlines‘Nature survives in the tiniest corners’: the City of London’s wild heart McGrath Road review – back-to-back to the futureWalkways in the sky: the return of London’s forgotten ‘pedways’Londoners troll New York Times with deluge …

England Links

England flag Links related to England presented in mostly random fashion: HeadlinesNational Parks in England ‘have lost millions in government fundingLearning the art of dry stone walling in the Cotswolds – Green Traveller10 Must See Early Medieval Sites in England – @ArchTravLandscape in Particular: The Uffington White Horse and Wayland’s Smithyhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/familyholidays/10065710/Britain-on-a-budget-50-cheap-thrills.htmlhttp://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Environment/article1248864.ecehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2013/jan/29/immigration-britain-ministers-gallery Recommended listeningBBC London – …