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
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 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
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.
March 4, 2014 09:40 AM Niagara Falls has partially frozen for the second time this year, as North America suffers another extreme cold spell. The area experienced bitterly cold temperatures with a low of -10 degrees Celsius overnight.