This crown was created in 1856 by Russian Court Jewelers & made from silver & diamonds for Alexander II's wife, Maria Alexandrovna, who later presented it to her beloved daughter-in-law Dagmar-Minnie-Marie Feodorovna.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit St Paul's Cathedral and Downing Street
Wren's beautiful Cathedral...An interior view of St.Paul's Cathedral in London... Today's cathedral, the fourth to occupy the site, was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666... From... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/royalty/8590016/The-Queen-and-the-Duke-of-Edinburgh-visit-St-Pauls-Cathedral-and-Downing-Street.html?image=6#
Don McCullin is one of the greatest war photographers. This is just one of many, many of his images. They are stunning. http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/may/22/don-mccullin-southern-frontiers-interview http://www.nytimes.com/1997/10/30/style/30iht-don.t.html?pagewanted=all
Kyoto tends to conjure up images of tranquil shrines (hence why it is know as the city of a 1,000 shrines) with the most hues of flora and is a hugely popu - 10 Things To Do In Kyoto, Japan - Travel, Travel Advice - Asia, Japan, Kyoto -Travel, Food and Home Inspiration Blog with door-to-door Travel Planner! - Travel Advice, Travel Inspiration, Home Inspiration, Food Inspiration, Recipes,