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The Wonders of Nature

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It’s funny how nature can come together to create interesting images. This tree, which was already leaning over the water, after a storm with high winds, ended up splitting and falling in, creating a beautiful bridge for the local wildlife.               Recommended ReadsDavid Bowie – British IconAward – Virtual

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Punting In Oxford, UK

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The Head of the River is a very popular Inn in St. Aldgate’s, Oxford in England. Beside the Inn you can hire a punt, for up to 6 people and enjoy a trip down the river Thames for £22 an hour. If you would rather have someone do the ‘punting’ for you, it’s £60 an

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David Bowie – British Icon

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David Bowie will always be remembered. He is a British Icon, whom I grew up listening to and idolizing as a teenager. His passing, is a definite loss to the music industry, and he is missed by adoring fans of all ages. His birthday was January 8, mine is January 10 and he released his

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Neuschwanstein Castle

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Neuschwanstein Castle (“New Swanstone Castle” in English), was built by Ludwig II, but he only got to spend 11 nights in the castle before he died. Built in Hohenschwangau, Germany, construction started in September, 1869 and it was finally completed in 1886. Today the Castle receives over 1.3 million tourists every year, making it one

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The Tank

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In Britain, William Foster & Co created the first prototype of the British Mark 1 tank, in the Fall of 1915, nicknamed Little Willie. Initially the tanks were going to be called Landships, but they were called tanks to help keep the project a secret. The word ‘Tank’ was chosen as the factory workers at

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Jumbo – The Sad Story

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Jumbo the Elephant (1860 – 1885) was exported from Sudan, where he was born, to a zoo in Paris and then in 1865 transferred to the London Zoo in England. He was dearly loved, especially by the children who had the joy of riding on him, but in 1882, under great protest, he was sold

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Prolific – Locks of Love

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These heart shape grids can be found at the side of the lake Traunsee at Castle Ort in Gmunden, Austria. Decorated with padlocks, put there by couples as a commitment of their love. This image came to mind for me today for the Weekly Photo Challenge, prolific. This tradition was also practiced by lovers in

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Hey Diddle Diddle, Scandalous History

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This is my re-creation of a children’s book PD image by Randolph Caldecott, who was an illustrator and artist from the 19th century. He was a well-known children’s book illustrator and typically his books cost a shilling a piece. The image is based on the nursery rhyme, Hey Diddle Diddle, which I assume most people

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‘Newsies’

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We all know how much technology has changed the way we do things, but the other day I was thinking specifically about the print industry. How e-books, online magazines and news sites have almost taken over from their paper counterparts, if they haven’t done so already! I enjoy reading an actual paperback myself, however as

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Vintage “distressed” creation of the John Noblet, Tarot de Marseille (c.1650)

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The original version of the Marseille Tarot was published in Paris circa 1650 by master card-maker Jean Noblet. The Noblet deck is known for having the title LAMORT (Death) on the XIII Major Arcana card whereas most of the other Tarot de Marseille decks have the card numbered but unnamed, e.g., Jean Dodal Tarot (circa

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridge

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Construction beginning in 1886 with completion in 1894, it took eight years, five contractors and 432 construction workers to build the Tower Bridge. One of the most well-known and visited monuments of Victorian architecture Two massive piers were sunk into the river bed to support the construction and over 11,000 tons of steel provided the

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Memories of the Marquee Club in London

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I was born and raised in Britain and when I was in my mid teens the punk rock era came to life. Needless to say I jumped in with both feet, from the bondage pants to safety pins and of course I saw many bands play live. I think I impressed my kids the most

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