The Cutty Sark ⠀⠀ The children love visiting Greenwich in London. There’s seriously so much to do! You can’t possibly do it all in one day, so we will be returning but if you’ve only got one day, then definitely see this famous Tea Clipper and schedule a visit to the Planetarium, you won’t be disappointed! ⠀⠀
It's no wonder so many people love the Isle of Skye with spots like #kiltrock 😍 you could experience this yourself on one of our @macbackpackers tours! Brilliant photo by @adi_photograf, give him a follow! • • • Tag #scotlandstophostels to show us your best travel photos in Scotland and to get your photo reposted!
In early 1760s #capabilitybrown was asked to make design for park & gardens at #adderbury nr #banbury #oxfordshire. Although Brown drew up plans for Duchess of Argyll, it was probably Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch who improved Adderbury after he inherited in 1767. Duke employed architect Sir William Chambers to remodel house in Palladian style. He may have taken up Brown’s ideas because park was extended again & up to 90 cottages were pulled down. By mid-1770s estate was enclosed by belts of evergreen & forest trees, perhaps reflecting Brown’s influence. Brown made undated note in his account book of journey to Adderbury & preparation of plan 'for alteration of the Park & Gardens', for which he charged £42 (£61,000) finally paid to his executors 15 May 1785. Brown’s plans are thought to date e. 1760s. Brown’s scheme probably included remodelling existing lake to make it look more natural like a river, as was his style. He may have made suggestions for planting around lake & in wider park. When sold in 1774 grounds included 224 acres of flower gardens & parkland enclosed by belts of evergreens & forest trees. There was also “a fine serpentine stream of water in full view of the house”. It is not clear how much of this was Brown’s design for park. In mid 1850s owner William Hunt Chamberlin altered lake area & turned it into pleasure grounds with ornamental buildings & planting. Estate was sold several times In C20th. After WWII Oxfordshire County Council converted house into old people’s home. 1992 Adderbury House was sold to private owners. house is now listed Grade II & there is no public access to it or to gardens which are now mainly grass with a few large mature trees – possibly survivors of Brown’s era. Parkland surrounding lakes is separate from rest of estate & is managed by Adderbury Lakes Nature Reserve. Cut & paste for more info: bit.ly/2pdjJwE #landscapes#landscape#garden#walking#england#britain#englishlandscapes#english
🇫🇷 Je dois avouer que j'ai été surprise par le calme qui règne dans le vieux Aberdeen ... il y a finalement ici assez peu de touristes, peut-être parce qu'on est assez loin du centre ville. C'est pourtant une partie de la ville à voir absolument, avec ses anciens monuments comme le King's College, ou cette cathédrale Saint Machar ici en photo /// 🇬🇧 Old Aberdeen is such a quiet and peaceful area ... don't miss it and stroll in its cobbled streets, admiring King's college, or Saint Machar's cathedral and it's small graveyard.
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Hardly ever really happy with my shots I always look back at them and think how I wished I’d taken it slightly differently or with a different lens. This one is no exception as the light was failing me and was almost dark I didn’t use a tripod and only had a fixed 35mm on at the time. I’d never done Yewbarrow before and this is the first time I’ve been greeted with this view as I descended the mountain. As soon as I reached this point I was grabbing for the camera and I still wish I’d taken more shots.. this is one scene I’m planning on returning to armed with a wider lens and a bit more time to wait for some better light. Epic view point I will have you..oh yes you will be mine✊ ▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️ - - - - #explore_britain #tv_charmingfences #gottalove_a_ #rsa_rural #tv_charmingfences #ukpotd#ig_countryside #country_features #explore_countryside #osmaps#stile#igerscumbria#fromlakelandwithlove#lakedistrict#thelakelanders#cumbria#uk#instabritain#lovegreatbritain#everything_imaginable #bestukpics#ig_myshot
Sometimes failure is just too comfortable. We think that our problems and insecurities are bigger than the world, and we tend to get comfortable in staying in that self sabotaging state. The more I talk to people online and in real life, the more I realise that a lot of times people subconsciously love victimising themselves, or thinking that they can’t, they don’t have resources or time or money or knowledge to do better. I for sure experience that myself on a freaking daily basis. My own bubble is just SO COMFORTABLE. Why put yourself out there and become vulnerable and uncomfortable, if you can stay where you are - maybe not in the ideally desired place, but so familiar, and therefore safe? Learning something new makes you fail. Meeting new people is exhausting. Posting a video of you singing will get a hate comment. So why do it? That’s a rhetorical question which I will leave for you here. I am yet to answer this question for myself too. Why do it? Why strive for better? Is it worth getting uncomfortable for a step closer towards your dreams? . . . . Иногда провал, неудачи становятся слишком комфортными. Замечали насколько часто люди с упоением говорят о своих проблемах, при этом не пытаясь их решить? . И правда, ведь гораздо удобнее находиться в знакомой посредственной среде, чем вылезать из зоны комфорта, подвергать себя риску и делать что-то непривычное для достижения других, более крупных целей. Вылезти из комфорта - значит открыть себя критике, потенциальному провалу... а там где уже есть посредственность и отсутствие риска, там провала
There are little gems hidden everywhere! What will you discover in your Hills this weekend? . rp | @jlewiscreative It’s not often that I post photos of myself, but here I am stood in the ancient grotto on the Stourhead estate... • 🕺🏻☀️
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𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 makes people human? I mean, basically, we all are confused walking bags of bones, blood and flesh. However, somehow, we can be special. Why? What is that in humankind that makes us stand out? Obviously, not the strength. There are many other animals which are way stronger, faster and more powerful than humans are. Clearly, not the brains, either, as no other creature is stupid enough to create ways of destroying the world they depend on by creating nuclear bombs, overusing resources, producing enormous amount of waste and so on. Stupidity then, maybe? I think the honor is something that makes us human. Empathy, too. You might say I’m wrong here because there are people out there who never heard of those qualities. Let me make myself clear: I don’t think that people spreading rumors behind someone’s back, spinning the webs of lies, breaking promises deserve to be called more than the walking bags of flesh. They are not human. And they are bound to extinct throughout the evolution process. The desire to help others, the need to shelter the loved ones resulted in creating homes. The promises given and held prompt us moving further, towards the new achievements. Creating a better future. A better world to live in.
𝐖𝐞 don’t need words. Not really. Words are manipulative, they are used to tell lies, they can also be used as a weapon, stronger than any of the guns. We don’t need words to look each other in the eye. To see the soul that lies beneath. To hear its cry. To feel the joy of smiling back. To share the love, as well as pain. We don’t need words for spending time with pets. We don’t need to drown in the swamp of words with the soulmate. We don’t need the words as much as we think we do. They are a mere accessory, a tool to be used from time to time, when silence isn’t bearable or when we are trying to understand each other (we would never succeed in that using only words, imo). Words don’t correctly reflect on the world around us, too. So many times I had that problem of seeing extraordinary and beautiful things, being unable to describe them precisely, finding myself at the loss of words. Because no word I know, in any language, would be accurate. At such moments, all that matters is the silence.
The shots I like most are the ones without any people on them. I find them refreshing. I think the world would be so much better if we weren’t that focused on ourselves and our needs. If we would care about the nature as much, as it cared about us throughout the entire existence of life, providing our ancestors with food and shelter, prompting the evolution process. I think it’s important to notice things which surround us. Even the tiniest of them: the chirping of the birds, the light getting lost in flower’s petals, the smell of rain and the crispy breath of snow. I think it is important to notice people, too. To help those in need, to be supportive and always try to understand. The world wasn’t created so you could live there. You were created so you could live in a world. Be a part of it, not the center.