Rotherhithe

21 May

Three weeks ago, I spent a day in London. I did some shopping near Piccadilly and some sightseeing. This time I went to Rotherhithe (where Canada Water lies) and took some nice pictures. Enjoy!

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Forest Hill

28 Mar

Mid-february, I spent a few days in London. I took the opportunity to go to Forest Hill (Borough of Lewisham). I wanted to see Horniman Gardens, part of the Horniman Museum. There, you can take beautiful panoramic pictures of the southern part of the City.

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Happy New Year – Bonne année

31 Dec

Je vous souhaite une très bonne année 2016. Une année pleine de bonheur, de paix et de joie.

I wish a happy new year to everybody. A year full of peace, joy and fun!

Hadrian Wall (II)

25 Nov

Today, I add a few more picture. Enjoy!
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Hadrian’s Wall

27 Oct

Hadrian’s Wall was buit by the order of the emperor Hadrian, following his visit to Britain in AD 122. It was planned as a continuous wall with a milecastle every Roman mile (1.48 km) and two turrets equally spaced between each milecastle. The wall, with its defensive ditches and large forts, stretched from coast to coast, a distance of 80 Roman miles (approximately 120 km or 75 miles). It formed the northernmost frontier of the Roman empire. Hadrian’s Wall is a World Heritage Site, designated by UNESCO.

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Aira Force

24 Aug

Aira Force is located 5 km north of Glenridding and one of the prettiest, most romantic, of Lakeland forces. It is a 22 meter waterfall that’s spectacular in spate and can be viewed from stone bridges spanning the top and bottom of the drop.

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The falls flank the western side of Gowbarrow Park, whose hillside still blazes green and gold in spring, as it was doing when the Wordsworths visited in April 1802. Dorothy’s sprightly recollections of the visit in her journal inspired William to write his famous Daffodils poem, though it was not until two years later that he first composed the famous lines (borrowing many of Dorothy’s exact phrases). Despite its fame now, nothing much was thought of the poem at the time; it didn’t even have a title on first publication in 1807.

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Lake District – A lexical note

3 Jul

From times to times I’ll use less frequent words in my future posts relating to L.D. So today I publish a few definition from COED12 (COED12 stands for Concise Oxford English Dictionary Twelfth Edition).

Ait or Eyot
▶N. [in place names] Brit. A small island in a river.

Beck
▶N. A stream.

Cairn
▶N. A mound of rough stones built as a memorial or landmark.

Dale
▶N. A valley, especially in northern England.

Fell
▶N. A hill or stretch of high moorland, especially in northern England.

Force
▶N. N. English A waterfall.

Garth
▶N. 1 Brit. An open space surrounded by cloisters. 2 archaic A yard or garden.

Ghyll or Gill
▶N. chiefly N. English 1 A deep ravine, especially a wooded one. 2 A narrow mountain stream.

Holm or Holme
▶N. Brit. 1 An islet. 2 A floodplain.

Howe
▶N. N. English A tumulus or barrow.

Kirk
▶N. Scottish & N. English A church.

Mere
▶N. literary (except in place names) A lake or pond.

Tarn
▶N. A small mountain lake.

Thorp or Thorpe
▶N. [in place names] A village or hamlet.

Thwaite
▶N. [in place names] A piece of wild land cleared or reclaimed for cultivation.