It's 8:45pm here...what time is it where you are? I quite fancy spending the evening looking at this beautiful evening view at Durdle Door in Dorset, wonderfully taken by @ollietaylorphotography. I must see this place hundreds of times a week, so it's always lovely to see such a stunning take. Those steps look must inviting...quick nighttime paddle anyone?
The magnificent Durdle Door was formed about 140 million years ago as a cave, but the continual waves have moulded this familiar shape. There is also a rocky ledge known as the Fossil Forest where you can see the holes left by trees some 145 million years ago. Beautiful, historic and plenty of lovely tea shops serving the finest teacakes and fudge you could possibly want. And what's a visit to Britain without cake or fudge? Nothing I tell you!
I love this fact which I mentioned last year - Durdle Door is a famous natural arch and a beautiful secluded cove - and their existence owed to the collision of continents and the birth of the Alps. If you visit Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, look carefully and you will notice that the layers exposed in the cliffs are tilting steeply to the north. Around 25 million years ago the African tectonic plate collided with the European plate. The huge pressures generated heaved and folded rocks to create the mountain chain we know as the Alps. Ripples from that collision spread north through the Earth’s crust and gently folded the rocks here, in what would become south Dorset and Purbeck. Lovely shot by @ollietaylorphotography 🇬🇧 Visit Blimey.com (see link on my profile) to read more! Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and then add the tag #photosofbritain and tag us in the picture too! 🇬🇧
In early 1780s #CapabilityBrown advised owner Richard Barwell about redesigning park at Stansted nr #Chichester . Though Brown’s 2 visits are recorded in his account book, his exact role in improvements of early 1780s is not clear. Stansted Park lies on border between West #Sussex & #Hampshire nr #Chichester . Brown’s account book shows he & surveyor Jonathan Spyers visited Stansted Park in December 1781. March-April 1782 Spyers made plans & drawings of park, gardens, house & neighbouring buildings. Total payments were only £7 & 16 shillings (£11,170) & unlikely to reflect full costs of even surveyor’s time. Brown died February 1783 so probably only visited estate during planning stage. Barwell, a wealthy businessman recently returned from India, bought Stansted Park in 1781 for c. £100,000 (£11.28 mil). 3 estate maps of Stansted were made 1777-85 & help reveal changes made. Brown may have been responsible for New Walk & belts of trees along southern boundary of park, or designed Orange Garden, enlarged walled #gardens & created Rosamond’s Hill & Managerie. Public Advertiser newspaper of 4 December 1784 praised Barwell’s work at estate “All in all, he [Barwell] was said to have improved Stansted, an ‘enchanting spot with grett [sic] good taste’.” Brown is not mentioned in sales particulars of 1905 nor in description of Stansted from mid-1860s. A later owner, Earl of Bessborough credited Brown with clumps of beeches in East Park, though without providing any evidence. Barwell died 1804 & estate was bought by Lewis Way, who carried out “a good deal of replanting of the forest”. In 1983 10th Earl of Bessborough transferred ownership of house & park to Stansted Park Foundation. Gardens & park are Grade II* & open to public. Copy & paste for more info: bit.ly/2pFCNpv #landscapes#landscape#garden#walking#england#britain#englishlandscapes#english#countryhouse#englishcountryhouse#lovegreatbritain
É com muito orgulho que informamos que a Bossa Brazil Magazine - BBMag é a mídia oficial do London Caipirinha Festival, que acontece de 5 a 17 de setembro. Aqui você encontrará todas as informações necessárias a respeito do maior festival de caipirinhas de Londres. 😉
So this trip was booked in advance, didn't realise flash floods would hit as we arrived... typical. We visited the calf vegan cafe as per tradition, enjoyed the beach until the rain hit and we had to run for the arcades. Did the castle, did a few rides then headed home. Drained beyond all measure.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the first British monarch crowned after India gained independence, is shown while addressing a crowd of what was estimated to be a quarter of a million Indian citizens. Ramlila Grounds, Old Delhi, India. January 1961. Her Majesty and her husband, His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, both visited India in 1961 and they toured cities such as Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, and they also visited the Taj Mahal. They were also guests of honor for India's Republic Day. Although Great Britain emerged victorious in the Second World War, the aftereffects were almost immediate. Calls for decolonization arose across the British Empire, and London adopted a policy of peaceful disengagement across the empire. Unlike other colonial powers such as France and Portugal, who waged costly and ineffective wars to keep their empires intact, Britain allowed transfers to peaceful non-communist governments when the need or even opportunity arose. Between 1945 and 1965, the number of people overseas under British rule shrank from 700 million people to roughly five million, with three million alone being from Hong Kong. India's most important relationship following independence was the one between New Delhi and London, and the two countries have a special relationship involving historical ties, trading, political power, economic development and also numerous British investments in India.