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 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
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...
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