Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Shard, London: Part 2 – The Building

Another thought occurs to Ben. “What did you mean before? When you said that Canary Wharf has the tallest buildings at the moment?” “Ah-ha!” replies his dad. “Well work’s already begun in the City on a new skyscraper officially named … Continue reading

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The Shard, London: Part 1 – The View

The Pride of London is the second instalment in the Jaspa’s Journey collection of travel adventure novels for Kids 8-80. This time around, my friends and I embark on a whirlwind tour of London, attempting to solve the riddles of … Continue reading

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Tower of London ‘Poppies: Wave’ At Lincoln Castle

July 17th, 1914, marked the United Kingdom’s first full day of involvement in World War One. Exactly 100 years later, the moat of the Tower of London began to gradually fill with large ceramic poppies, in an art project named … Continue reading

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Pirate Capital’s Earthquake Battered Giddy House, Jamaica

In the late 17th Century, Port Royal in Jamaica was the pirate capital of the Caribbean. Which is why the British Royal Navy built Fort Charles there in 1655, in an attempt to control the turmoil of what was considered … Continue reading

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Wheal Coates UNESCO Tin Mine, Cornwall

The scenery alone of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site is breathtaking, with its rugged hills and craggy coasts. But the widespread remains of the region’s long tin mining traditions make for something extra special. … Continue reading

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