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 parch marks were seen during hot, dry weather in July last year "A lot of people assume we've excavated the entire site and everything we're ever going to know about the monument is known. "But actually there's quite a lot we still don't know and there's quite a lot that can be discovered just through non-excavation methods." "It's great that people who know the site really well and look at it every day were able to spot these parch marks and recognise them for what they were," she…
The Tower of London is currently home to a poignant art installation titled Blood swept lands and seas of red that will eventually feature 888,246 handmade ceramic poppies within its dry moat – or one for each British and Colonial fatality during the First World War. The installation officially opened on August 5, the date marking 100 years since Britain officially entered the First World War
this cake was made in England during the turn of the century. It is actually a Easter cake because it has 12 marzipan balls around the edge represent the apostles. While a larger one is in the middle represents the Savior.
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 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
First Visit to Petersham Nurseries Teahouse and Cafe
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...