Monthly Archives: May 2011

Each to their own

What assumptions do we make about this person based on a rear view? Photo: Green Park, London, 25th May 2011

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Blue rope in the land of blue doors, blue skies and blue and white flags. Photo: Kardamyli Harbour, Mani, Greece, May 2011

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“This traditional deckchair is seen at beaches all across the country and has been in use in this form for over one hundred years. John Thomas Moore took out a patent for the adjustable folding chair in 1886 and manufactured … Continue reading

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The Local

The delights of London: The Phoenix is five minutes walk from Buckingham Palace; it’s nice to imagine it as HRH’s local.  ‘One won’t be long; One is just popping out for a quick one.’ Photo: The Phoenix, Stag Place, London, … Continue reading

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Edge of the Taygetos Mountains near Kardamyli.  The Mani in May is not a land of unbroken sunshine. Photo: Near Kardamyli, Greece, 9th May 2011

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Church of the Holy Trinity, Proastio, Mani.  Built in 1740; frescoes from 1745 by Anagnostes Selemperdakis and Nikolaos of Nomitsi Photo: Agaia Triada, Proastio, Greece, 10th May 2011

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The Wright Model B was an early biplane designed by the Wright Brothers in 1910. It was the first of their designs to be built in quantity and was the first Wright aircraft to feature tail elevators. The Model B … Continue reading

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The White House was designed by the Irish born architect James Hoban in 1792.  The British burned it in 1814.  After the conflict ceased Hoban energetically rebuilt the residence, ordering for the first time that its walls be whitewashed. Photo: … Continue reading

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The Korean War Veterans memorial, dedicated 27th July 1995, 42nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the war.  The inscription above the Pool of Remembrance reads: ‘Our nation honours her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a … Continue reading

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Metro Cycle

A bicycle on the Washington Metro.  Something else they do differently in the States.  TFL take note. Photo: Washington Metro Red Route, 25th April 2011

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Flag Waving

The USA is celebrating today, but it seems to need no special occasion to put the flags out. Photo: Berlin, Maryland, USA, 24th April 2011

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