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Tagged With: England

HOTELS A Wonderful, Lousy Palace …

THIS HOTEL IS ALMOST UNIQUE IN IT’S SPLENDOUR, this „Britannia Grand“ in Scarborough (East England). It could be one of the greatest hotels on earth – but just read the comments of the 99 % highly disappointed guests! Well, the British never were great hoteliers, without the assistance of their Asian subjects at the high tide … Weiterlesen »

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ART A Conversation Piece

It’s breathtaking! Because the idea behind this work of art hits you over the head – in the actual time of Edgar Snowdon, the NSA and all the tapped & taped communications. The artist Banksy (whose identity is a wellkept secret, but I tell you: He is Robin Cunningham from Bristol, England) sprayed the scene … Weiterlesen »

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DELICACIES Can Ice Cream Be A Lamp?

The name is unpretentious: „Cornetto“. But it’s not the usual one. This cornetto is produced by the „Culinary Art Company Bompas & Parr“ in Bristol (England). Well, it looks like ice cream, you lick it like ice cream, it tasts like ice cream, but switch the light off and your scoop is a torch! The … Weiterlesen »

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BARS Oh, What A Shame … (No. 20)

The Pub is the living room if the English, if they are not at home. That’s especially true for the countryside where the pub is the ganglion of most villages (just watch „Inspector Barnaby“!) There are about 8000 of these bars plus restaurant plus sportsgrund plus nightclub in the country, and as old as the … Weiterlesen »

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Toilets A Story Of Glory (No. 54)

Yes, it exists! Ridiculously enough! In the British prime minister‘s official seat, 10 Downing Street in London. Nobody has seen a picture of it and if the prime ministers and their wives visited this loo secretly, is not known (I would have done it and the pop singer Noel Gallagher did it – he once … Weiterlesen »

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TOILETS Moments You Will Never Forget (No. 38)

A lot of dirty jokes come to my mind, looking at this picture! Three trom- bones used as urinals. They even say there is a mecha- nism which produ- ces pitches and tones, according to the height and the pressure of the tinkle. I doubt it, because when I used one the instru- ments were … Weiterlesen »

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NOBILITY A Conversation Piece … (No. 36)

How strong is nobility in reality? Well, in monarchies the Blueblooded play still an at least optically dominant role. In true democracies they are relicts of a glorious past. But how many people belong to the nobility in countries with an aristocratic past? The figures are astonishing: In Japan, a country with an emperor and … Weiterlesen »

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ISLANDS Interesting People … (No. 60)

They are identical twin brothers and very British, even excentric. Their names: Sir Frederick and Sir David Barclay. Born on October 27, 1934 into a poor family. And now owners of the posh Hotel Ritz in London, the influential newspaper Daily Telegraph, the mighty Bank of Scotland and some other enterprises which make them the 26th richest people in … Weiterlesen »

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NOBILITY Interesting People … (No. 59)

Look at this fairytale castle in England‘s smallest county, Rutland, named after the noble family who dominated it for centuries. The Duke is still there, his wife too, and their home, called Belvoir (pronounced the French way), and their five children. Only the love is gone. He has a mistress and she has a lover, … Weiterlesen »

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ROUTES The News To Use … (No. 16)

Everybody is talking about the „Saint Jacob Pilgrims Way“ to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, ca. 200 000 people follow it every year. Almost forgotten, at least not very popular, is a much older and much more exiting pilgrims route: the „Via Francigena“ (the „Road of the Franks“). It was instituted as a safe itinery to … Weiterlesen »

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