Wednesday, 25 August 2010

BOOT BATH

AROUND THE 1700's, THIS BOOT BATH WAS USED FOR THE POOR, PARTICULARLY AT ALMSHOUSES, IN LEDBURY, HEREFORDSHIRE. IT WAS TAKEN FROM DOOR TO DOOR WHERE THE OCCUPANT CAME OUT AND CLIMBED IN. AT THE NEXT HOUSE, SOME WATER WAS LET OUT AND FRESH ADDED BEFORE THE NEXT OCCUPANT CLIMBED IN.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

WELLS CATHEDRAL

WELLS CATHEDRAL, SOMERSET
BUILT BETWEEN 1180 TO 1490. THE WEST FRONT WAS COMPLETED IN 1250

Sunday, 8 August 2010

WINDOW ON A GARDEN

THE WILD AND NATURAL BEAUTY INSIDE THE ROMANTIC RUIN CONTRASTS WITH THE FORMAL GARDEN BEYOND

Thursday, 5 August 2010

WELSH HAUNTED INN

THE SKIRRID MOUNTAIN INN
SITUATED IN LLANFIHANGEL CRUCORNEY, NEAR ABERGAVENNY, SOUTH WALES, THE SKIRRID INN IS REPUTEDLY THE OLDEST AND MOST HAUNTED PUB IN WALES WITH A HISTORY THAT GOES BACK 900YEARS. BETWEEN THE 12TH AND 17TH CENTURY IT WAS USED AS A COURT OF LAW AND 182 DEATH SENTENCES WERE CARRIED OUT AT THE PUB BY HANGING. TO THIS DAY, ROPE MARKS CAN BE SEEN ON A BEAM IN THE STAIRWELL WHERE THE HANGINGS TOOK PLACE. MAYBE BECAUSE OF ITS HISTORY, THE PUB CLAIMS TO BE THE HOME OF SEVERAL GHOSTS OR SPIRITS AND HAS BEEN FEATURED IN TV SERIES SUCH AS, "EXTREME GHOST STORIES" AND "MOST HAUNTED." BED AND BREAKFAST IS AVAILABLE AT THE PUB.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

BRITISH ICONS

THESE TYPICAL BRITISH RED TELEPHONE BOXES ARE SLOWLY DISAPPEARING FROM THE SCENE, (LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE HAS ALREADY TAKEN ONE). SMALLER PHONE BOOTHS AND MOBILE PHONES HAVE, UNFORTUNATELY, CONTRIBUTED TO THEIR DECLINE.
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