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Good Tuesday evening from Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland! Wow, how fab is this? This short time lapse was taken at the "Sycamore Gap" at Hadrian's Wall which is situated at the very far north of England. This impressive wall was built by the Romans to keep the "barbarians" out nearly 2,000 years ago. Construction started around A.D. 122, after a visit to Britain by Emperor Hadrian (reign A.D. 117-138), a ruler determined to consolidate the Roman Empire’s borders. England and Wales had both fallen to Roman control by A.D. 61 when the Iceni queen, Boudicca, was defeated. Scotland, however, had successfully resisted Roman attempts at conquest, a people called the “Caledonians” thwarting attempts by Roman legions to take permanent control of the Scottish lowlands. Now you may also recognise this tree from a very famous film. In fact, this is probably the most photographed spot in the whole of Northumberland National Park. Here, a sycamore tree grows in a dramatic dip with Hadrian’s Wall rising up either side. The 1991 film ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’, starring Kevin Costner, was filmed here. But Hadrian's Wall is also the place that inspired George R.R. Martin with his Game of Thrones epic: "I stood up there and I tried to imagine what it was like to be a Roman legionary, standing on this wall, looking at these distant hills. It was a very profound feeling. For the Romans at that time, this was the end of civilization; it was the end of the world. We know that there were Scots beyond the hills, but they didn’t know that."...Want to experience time travel? Visit the nearby Roman sites with their amazing ancient treasures and then take a walk along this wonderful wall and you'll be transported back thousands of years. Super video via @northumberlandnationalpark 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and then add the tag #photosofbritain and tag us in the picture too! 🇬🇧
Discovering Blackness Castle! The little one and I discovered "the ship that never sailed" Love doing the #historicscotland quizes! Think we've done about 15 now! Great way for us both to learn together! 👌😀
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Today I woke up convinced it was the end of daylight savings. I’m talking, went to bed late thinking I’d have an extra hour to sleep in / stirred early and woke up before my 6:30am alarm for the first time in weeks / convinced myself I was more awake than normal for this early / completely embracing daylight savings vibe kind of convinced.
First sign of confusion was when I opened my blind to see it was still equally dark at 6:30am as what it was last week. Momentarily amazed at how quickly the daylight hours had dissipated over the weekend that even after gaining an hour we still weren’t waking with the sun. Start getting ready. Check my Skagen watch on the mantle as a manual back up, the classic still-not-quite-trusting-the-iPhone-auto-update move (despite years of proven accuracy). Watch says 12:10am. Reminded I need to change the battery. Shower. Make tea. Hear my housemates get in the shower. On cue. They obviously got the daylight savings memo. Curious as to what the time would have been yesterday at this time (I’m bi-annually confounded by whether its one hour back, or forwards) I check google. Type into my iPhone, ‘London time’. It displays as 7:04am. BST. British Summer Time. It’s still summer time. I check the date. 23rd. Google end of BST. 29th. Realise I’m obviously not as awake as I thought. Happy Monday. Better change my watch battery before next Sunday.
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Do you know how impressive it is to see the stunning 25.2 metre blue whale skeleton at the @natural_history_museum in #London ? It's been ages since I've been here and I really wanted to see "Hope" in person since she's only been on display a few months now. Head up to the second floor for this view. 😍
In the late 1880s and early 1900s, Blue Whales were hunted to the brink of extinction. Finally, in 1966, it was made illegal on an international level to hunt these endangered whales. The Museum named this female blue whale Hope as a symbol of humanity's power to shape a sustainable future. Let's hope these beautiful creatures can recover their numbers and thrive in the oceans once again! 🐳
Beauty and optimism on a rainy day. Good news!!! My recently cancelled London medical appointment has been speedily rescheduled, a true blessing as my surgeon is a very busy lady helping women all over the UK with surgical mesh complications and advocating on our behalf with media and Parliament. And the timing of the appointment fits in beautifully with a special birthday treat... a visit to the Tate Modern for the Modigliani exhibition! Modi is my second favourite artist so I shall enjoy a very happy 57th birthday! 💦
I'm just back from a perfect weekend in this big, busy, beautiful city with my lovely friend and personal tour guide @katrinallen ❤️ Expect more photos from my trip over the next few days.