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Wednesday 31 May 2017

Fences around the world 22

Bye May

This year in my climate zone May was so varied because we have experienced four seasons in one month. BUT luckily now is almost summer. All photos Itook in May at my place.

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Monday 29 May 2017

Monument of Prince Albert

29 May 2017

It is a monument of Prince Albert in London. I took this photo on 2nd May 2017 during my trip to London.

The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington GardensLondon, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861. The memorial was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Revival style. Opened in July 1872 by Queen Victoria, with the statue of Albert ceremonially "seated" in 1875, the memorial consists of an ornate canopy or pavilion, in the style of a Gothic ciborium over the high altar of a church, containing a statue of the prince facing south. The memorial is 176 feet (54 m) tall, took over ten years to complete, and cost £120,000 (the equivalent of about £10,000,000 in 2010). The cost was met by public subscription.

Albert and me.

Sunday 28 May 2017

Hidden in the grass

28th May 2017

I came across this nice creature in the morning. I must admit I am afraid of hedgehogs but they are not dangerous.
It was the first time in my life I have met personally hedgehog but I live in a big city so it is not unusual.

My dog was scared too.

Saturday 27 May 2017

Good night from the old continent

27th May 2017

It was a sunny and warm day and the last weekend of May. 

Have a great Sunday.

Friday 26 May 2017

Fantastic and sunny Saturday morning

27h May 2017

Wow we finally have fantastic weather it is almost summer. All photos I took at 7a.m. today.

Have a sunny weekend

Thursday 25 May 2017

National Gallerry in London

25th May 2017

It is a place which you must visit  because there are a lot of well known paintings there. Today I have uploaded Sunflowers and Chair by Van Gogh.


Tuesday 23 May 2017

Sherlock Holmes in London

24th May 2017
It is statue of Sherlock Holmes and me in London. There is also a Museum of Sherlock Holmes nearby. 
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a privately run museum in London, England, dedicated to the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It opened in 1990 and is situated in Baker Street, bearing the number 221B by permission of the City of Westminster,although it lies between numbers 237 and 241, near the north end of Baker Street in central London close to Regent's Park.
The Georgian town house which the museum occupies as "221B Baker Street" was formerly used as a boarding house from 1860 to 1936, and covers the period of 1881 to 1904 when Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson were reported to have resided there as tenants of Mrs Hudson. The museum is run by the Sherlock Holmes Society of England, a non-profit organisation.


It worth visiting it/.

Monday 22 May 2017

Cutty Sark

22 nd May 2017

I have seen this fantastic ship during last staying in London.

Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development, which halted as sailing ships gave way to steam propulsion.
The opening of the Suez Canal (also in 1869) meant that steamships now enjoyed a much shorter route to China, so Cutty Sark spent only a few years on the tea trade before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years.[4] Improvements in steam technology meant that gradually steamships also came to dominate the longer sailing route to Australia, and the ship was sold to the Portuguese company Ferreira and Co. in 1895 and renamed Ferreira. She continued as a cargo ship until purchased in 1922 by retired sea captain Wilfred Dowman, who used her as a training ship operating from FalmouthCornwall. After his death, Cutty Sark was transferred to the Thames Nautical Training College, Greenhithe in 1938 where she became an auxiliary cadet training ship alongside HMS Worcester. By 1954, she had ceased to be useful as a cadet ship and was transferred to permanent dry dock at GreenwichLondon, for public display.
Cutty Sark is listed by National Historic Ships as part of the National Historic Fleet (the nautical equivalent of a Grade 1 Listed Building). She is one of only three remaining original composite construction (wooden hull on an iron frame) clipper ships from the nineteenth century in part or whole, the others being the City of Adelaide, which arrived in Port AdelaideSouth Australia on 3 February 2014 for preservation, and the beached skeleton of Ambassador of 1869 near Punta Arenas, Chile.
The ship has been damaged by fire twice in recent years, first on 21 May 2007 while undergoing conservation. She was restored and was reopened to the public on 25 April 2012.[5] On 19 October 2014 she was damaged in a smaller fire

Name:Cutty Sark (1869–1895)
Owner:John "Jock" Willis (1869–1895)
Ordered:1 February 1869
Builder:Scott & Linton
Laid down:1869
Launched:22 November 1869
Sponsored by:Mrs. George Moodie
In service:16 February 1870
  • London (1870–1895)
  • Falmouth (1923–38)
Identification:UK Official Number: 63557[2]
Motto:"Where there's a Willis away"

Sunday 21 May 2017

The small cactus in my summer house

21st May 2017

A few years ago I planted some cacti at my summer house because they can live for a long time without water.

On the windowsill I have a small cactus which blooms every year.

Have a quiet night

Saturday 20 May 2017

Spring in my garden

20th May 2017

So I am at my summer place and it was a busy day in my garden. But now my garden looks better.