Tag Archives: The Pride of London

The Monument (to the Great Fire of London)

On September 2nd, 1666, over three-quarters of London was burned to the ground in what has become known as the Great Fire of London. The blaze started in the King’s baker’s house in Pudding Lane, not far from the northern … Continue reading

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Greyfriars Bobby

Anyone who has read any of the Jaspa’s Journey books, will know my closest friend is a West Highland White Dogses named Gravee. Gravee comes from Edinburgh in Scotland. More specifically, he lives in Greyfriars Kirkyard, which was once home … Continue reading

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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 Real First Rule of Photography… or Lost Opportunities Over London

There are any number of contenders for the First Rule Of Photography. Using the Rule of Thirds to properly compose your shot, for example. Or ensuring the correct exposure. Or something more basic, such as being careful to hold your … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, Oahu, Hawaii

On Friday I wrote about my visit to the Arizona Memorial in December (Arizona’s Still Bleeding), but there’s so much more to see, experience, explore and learn at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sights. The day dawned bright and sunny, but … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Still Bleeding: Pearl Harbor

The first of this week’s photo challenges is Ancient from Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack? If you look back through some of my previous blogs, you’ll see I’m lucky enough to have been to many Ancient places. Yet exactly what … Continue reading

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Haleakala Sunrise, Maui

Driving to the top of the 10,023 feet (3055 metre) high Haleakala volcano to witness the sunrise is one of the things they say you must do when visiting the Hawaiian island of Maui. I don’t know who they are, … Continue reading

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