The SS Great Britain, the first iron-hulled and propeller-driven liner to cross the Atlantic. After being stranded in Australia, she was brought back to her original fitting berth and restored to her original appearance. She is used as a museum to her and her creator, Isambard Brunel. To preserve her hull, a layer of water and glass mark the waterline. Underneath, it it kept dry and arid.
The children of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, Peter & Zara, talk about their mother on the occasion of her 60th birthday. Princess Anne is interviewed too and displays her characteristic dry sense of humor. This is part one of four: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmzbm32YvmI
A dry bank holiday weekend in Britain – fairly unusual! To mark a bright, sunny day, we took an impromptu trip to Richmond Upon Thames. After a little row in a boat and a lovely walk along the riverbank, we also decided to pop into Petersham Nurseries. I’d been meaning to go for some time. Strangely I...
Ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper have installed a sea of red poppies in the dry moat surrounding the Tower of London to mark the centenary anniversary of the first world war. Pippa Koszerek takes a closer look.
The Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red art installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper has progressively turned the dry moat at Tower of London into a sea of red, filled with hundreds of thousands of hand-made ceramic poppies to mark one hundred years since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War
To keep yourself busy on the flight, bury yourself in the hilariously charming descriptions of Europe as seen through the eyes of Bill Bryson. He pores over all the sights and people of the countries he passes through with his signature dry wit, painting them in caricature—terrible Italian drivers and smoking Frenchmen,etc. Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe, $11; amazon.com.