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London

Postcards from…The Shard

Panoramic views of London don't come much better than from The Shard, and on my recent visit to the viewing platforms on floors 68 and 69 I was lucky enough to have a clear day with superb views of the city. As a fan of sweeping, panoramic views of any city, I've visited my fair [...]

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London

A Flying Visit To The Shard!

If there is a better way to see a city than up the highest building soaking up the panoramic views, then I am yet to find it. I took a trip on the London Eye with my family when I was younger, at a time I think it was still called the Millennium Wheel - [...]

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London, Postcards

Postcard from…Temple Church

As if the inside of the church isn't stunning enough, the outside of Temple Church is just as interesting to look at! The level of detail on this hidden London church isn't on the same level as Sagrada Familia or Notre Dame, but it's the modesty and simplicity that make it so pretty. I had to [...]

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England, Postcards

Postcard from…Rusty Gun

My mum and dad live on the edge of a large town. It should technically be a city, but for silly reasons (football team names...), it's still a town. If you venture 5 minutes away, you're in the countryside. Farmers land, village pubs and country lanes. I love the hustle and bustle of the city, [...]

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London

Open London: Temple Church and Inns of Court

It's well known that there is loads to do in London. And I'm not just talking about the big sights like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, but also the smaller things like the numerous markets and neighbourhoods. So when a day in London was organised with my boyfriend's family, I couldn't resist heading in early [...]

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Postcards, Ramsgate

Postcard from…Ramsgate

As a proper seaside town, Ramsgate has all the tourist-y souvenirs that you would expect - sticks of rock, magnets, t-shirts and the like. Of course, I picked a postcard up from my short stay in Ramsgate! While there, I didn't get to see much else than the harbour and the seafront, but it's so pretty [...]

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England, Ramsgate

Speedy trip to the seaside!

Tucked away in the southeast of England, Ramsgate is a charming seaside town. So when my boyfriend and I were invited to a family friend's wedding there, we jumped at the chance for a mini break away! Although it's just a couple of hours drive from West London, passing Heathrow airport on a Friday afternoon as [...]

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London, Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Circular Church

Arriving in London early last week meant I had some time to kill before my lunch plans. Luckily, there is so much to do in London that I wasn't left pondering my options for long. Initially, the plan was to take my new camera for a test run near St Paul's, however on the way there [...]

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England, Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Chapel

I'm still reeling from my visit to the stunning St Albans Cathedral! When I first entered the cathedral, I walked into the main area of worship (pews, altar, that kind of thing). As I made my way through, soaking up all the different aspects on offer, I found myself in Lady Chapel. Dedicated to Mary, [...]

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England, Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Decor Change

When I finally made it to St Albans Cathedral, I was shocked at the sheer size of the church. As I made my way in, I couldn't believe how quiet it was - my boyfriend and I were the only people in there! After about 10 minutes another couple emerged from the far end of [...]