Gedling Country Park

A few weeks ago I decided to head out to Gedling Country Park which I haven’t been to for a while. The weather was sunny though quite windy and since I had walked there and back I just spent a little time walking around some of the smaller routes and enjoying the views.

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Throwback Thursday: Berwick House, Oxford Street, London

Berwick House on Oxford Street dates from around 1886 and has a rather interesting spire and pillars along the front.

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Throwback Thursday: Street Art at Castlewood House, London

An old throwback from 2019 today – a cool little London skyline drawing on some boards outside the former Castlewood House building in New Oxford Street.

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Throwback Thursday: Thomas More Statue, Chelsea Embankment, London

Thomas More, advisor to Henry VIII who would eventually have him beheaded at the Tower of London, moved to Chelsea in around 1520. The house he built there no longer exists but the statue is near Chelsea Old Church where he regularly worshipped.

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Throwback Thursday: The Bazel Building, Amsterdam

This impressive building is named for its architect Karel de Bazel, designed in the Brick Expressionism style and was built between 1919 and 1926. It is ten stories high and 100 metres wide.

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Throwback Thursday: White’s, London

White’s is the oldest gentleman’s club in London having been founded in 1693; women are still not admitted today. It was established by an Italian immigrant called Francesco Bianco who sold hot chocolate as well as tickets to productions at King’s Theatre and Drury Lane Theatre.

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Throwback Thursday: Doors, Llandudno, Wales

Inspired by The Red Phone Box Travels posts about doors, here are some interesting doors found around Llandudno in Wales. The first picture is of a side door to Gloddaeth Church which has some pretty stained glass windows.

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Throwback Thursday: Post Box, Anglesey, Wales

This is an example of a wall mounted post box; this type were introduced in around 1857 as a cheaper alternative to the pillar box style for small towns and rural areas. They were either mounted into existing walls, as this one was, or into purpose built brick pillars.

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Nottingham Light Night 2022

Last weekend Light Night returned to Nottingham for the first time since 2020. It wasn’t quite as impressive as previous years but that’s understandable given current circumstances and there were still a lot of places taking part that we didn’t visit due to time constraints.

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Throwback Thursday: Lamp Post, Llandudno, Wales

Originally a gas lamp, which was invented from around 1807, a lamplighter would have rested his ladder against the specially constructed set of horizontal bars, as they lit the flame at dusk and then again in the morning as they extinguished it.

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