Savernake forest lies just south of Marlborough in Wiltshire. It is the largest privately owned forest in England and has belonged to the same family for 32 generations since the Norman conquest.
Arno’s vale a ghostly walk for Halloween
This is a Halloween special. A walk through Arnos vale the largest cemetery in Bristol. There are over 45,000 graves and monuments spread over 45 acres and over 300,000 people are remembered here. Continue reading “Arnos vale cemetery, a walk to remember”
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It is that time of year again when we see skeletons and witches everywhere and we have to stock up with candy and pumpkins. If you want a free pumpkin or a chance to win some cash read on ….
St. Petersburg which was founded by Peter the great was capital of the Russian Empire for almost two hundred years
My first surprise when I started to read more about St. Petersburg was how recently it was founded. When Peter the great, chose the estuary of the river Neva in 1703 for his capital there was only a small settlement with a few Swedish traders and soldiers. Continue reading “Impressions of St. Petersburg”
Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen
salty old queen of the sea
Copenhagen, in Danish Kobenhaven (merchant’s harbour) is Scandinavia’s largest city with a population of over a million. Originally a Viking settlement it became the capital of Denmark in the beginning of the 15th century . Since the completion of the transnational Oresund bridge in 2000 it has become increasingly integrated with the Swedish city of Malmo. It is now an important financial hub. Copenhagen university which was founded in 1497 is the oldest university in Scandinavia. Continue reading “Cruise stop Copenhagen”