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Friday, February 20, 2015

Bushy Park

Bushy Park is the second largest of London's eight Royal Parks. Bushy Park is located in the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames close to Hampton Court Palace.

Bushy Park.

Formerly deer-hunting grounds for King Henry VIII, Bushy Park still has large populations of Red and Fallow deer.

Later Sir Christopher Wren, the architect of St Paul's Cathedral, added Chestnut Avenue which runs to the entrance to Hampton Court.

Bushy Park is home to a number of sports clubs including rugby, hockey and cricket.

Bushy Park, London.


To get to Bushy Park there are trains from Waterloo to Teddington, Hampton Wick and Hampton Court with the nearest entrance the Sandy Lane Gates. Buses include the X26 Express service from Heathrow to Croydon, the 111 from Kingston to Heathrow, the 216 Kingston to Staines bus, the 411 from Kingston to West Molsey, the 465 Sandy Lane to Fulwell service and the R68 Hampton Court to Richmond bus.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cornish Pasties

Cornish pasties, like fish and chips, roast beef and Yorkshire and fried breakfasts is an icon of much-maligned British cuisine.

Cornish Pasties.

Pasties are baked pastries filled with usually meat and vegetables and the legend are they were invented as meals for tin miners in Cornwall to take down the mines for lunch, though references to pasties in Cornwall predate the tin mining.

Cornish Pasties.

A traditional Cornish pasty will have a filling of minced meat, onion, potato, and swede with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Pasties in Devon have a different style of crimping on the edge. Indeed, there is debate about which county first produced the pasty.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Meal Beach Burra

Meal Beach in the Shetland Islands off the northern coast of Scotland is a beautiful stretch of white, powdery sand. On a really warm day the clear water would not look out of place in south east Asia, though water temperatures are much, much lower.

Meal Beach Burra Scotland.

Meal Beach is a south facing beach, situated south-east of the Shetland village of Hamnavoe, on West Burra, south of Scalloway. Facilities at Meal Beach include a car park, toilets and boardwalk.

Meal Beach Burra Shetland Scotland.


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Durdle Door & Man O' War Beach

Durdle Door is a much photographed limestone arch located near Lulworth Cove in Dorset, south west England.

Durdle Door.

Durdle Door is part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Jurassic Coast and is close to some of Britain's best beaches. Durdle Door is on the 630 mile-long South West Coast Path running from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset.

The sand and shingle Man O' War Beach on the east side of Durdle Door is located at the foot of a steep path from the car park on the cliffs.

Durdle Door & Man O' War Beach.


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