One of England’s most magnificent astronomical clocks is Hampton Court astronomical clock, a sixteenth-century masterpiece located in Hampton Court Palace. As King Henry’s lavish residence was designed to celebrate his wealth and magnificence, the astronomical clock served as an extra symbol of prestige. Built not only for decorative purposes, it was also vital to planning … More Hampton Court Astronomical Clock – Henry VIII’s Extravagant Timepiece
With its colossal wings outstretched on a hill in Gateshead is Angel of The North, England’s largest statue. With its outstretched wings and iconic shape that is both geometric and organic, it is one of England’s most recognisable pieces of art. For drivers zooming past on the A1 or A167 highways in England’s north, the … More Drawing The Angel Of The North, England’s Iconic Sculpture
Well, it seems that for all these years I thought the London bridge was that famous twin towered attraction, but it was Tower Bridge I was thinking of! (So the song was about a different bridge falling down I guess…) Turns out the term applies to many bridges, and the medieval London bridge from the … More London on foot
I arrived on day one and went directly to the pub. That’s actually just half true. It was a hotel (with an attached bar), and although I was hoping to stay, the bartender explained inbetween pouring pints that the rooms were full.
I needed to leave Europe, fast. My visa was almost up, and I wanted to stay until New Years. What a good excuse to go to London for a while!