Hampton Court - the Great Watching Chamber built in honor of Jane Seymour after she gave birth to Henry VIII's son and heir. The room's name comes from the presence of royal guards in the room protecting Henry VIII.
Dunfermline, by Donald Blake. A bright summer's day in the Pittencrieff Park gardens with the world famous abbey behind. Dunfermline was the birthplace in 1835 and early home of Andrew Carnegie, before he emigrated to the USA. In his later years he helped to landscape the town centre and setup the Carnegie Trust there. Many Kings and Queens of Scotland are buried at the abbey, as well as Robert the Bruce. Original Vintage Railway Poster sold by originalrailwayposters.co.uk
St Anne's Well, Buxton, Derbyshire, England. The spring at St Anne's Well was a place of pilgrimage as early as the Middle Ages. In Elizabeth I's time it was visited for its health giving properties and Mary Queen of Scots partook of the waters when she was being held captive by the Earl of Shrewsbury and his wife Bess of Hardwick at nearby Chatsworth
On this day 5th November 1605 Guy Fawkes was arrested when around 30 barrels of gunpowder, camouflaged with coal, were discovered in the cellar of London's Parliament. Robert Catesby's small band of Catholic zealots who planned to blow up James I and Parliament were only arrested after Fawkes revealed their names when tortured on the rack. The 'Gunpowder Plot' is commemorated each year in Britain on 5th November 'Guy Fawkes Night'
The Unisphere - Queens, New York City, USA Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York. The Unisphere was constructed as the symbol of the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair, whose theme was "Peace Through Understanding", and represented the idea of global peace and interdependence. The construction is 140 ft (50 m) high, 120 ft (37 m) in diameter and weighs 900,000 pounds (408 tons).