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The Major Oak is a huge English oak tree near the village of Edwinstowe in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. According to local folklore, it was Robin Hood's shelter where he and his merry men slept. It weighs an estimated 23 tons, has a girth of 33 feet (10 metres), and is about 800–1000 years old.[1] In June 2002, the Tree Council designated the Major Oak one of fifty Great British Trees in recognition of its place in the national heritage.

The Egyptian House, Penzance, Cornwall. The building dates back to 1835 & it is thought that the architect was John Foulston from Plymouth who is credited for the design of the similar Classical and Mathematical School in Devonport, Devon. It has been said that the facade was an exact copy of a museum in Picadilly, London built in 1812 which was inspired by the Temple of Hat-hor at Dendra in Egypt. This is not strictly true altho it is likely the museum served as the main source of…

The 13th century St Just Church, St Just in Roseland, Cornwall, England by Delboy1940Essex. The writer H. V. Morton said about this place, 'There is a degree of beauty that flies so high that no net of words or no snare of colour can hope to capture it, and of that order of beauty is St Just in Roseland.

Dubai--Milenyum Mining has discovered and faceted the largest known csarite in the world, a 121.65-carat pear-shaped stone that it expects to retail for close to $1 million. The gemstone was cut recently from an approximately 430-gram (2,150-carat) piece of rough found in the world’s only known csarite mine, located in the Anatolian mountains of Turkey.

One of a series of views along the Thames, John Virtue’s monochromatic landscape shows the dome of St Paul ’s Cathedral set against a white background. He employs various painting methods, using different tools that include brushes, rollers and spray guns. Diane, a member of staff, said this 'stopped me in my tracks when I saw it displayed in the State Rooms lobby whilst rushing by one day.'

Bird's eye Britain: Amazing collection of aerial photographs showing nation from above released to mark the Jubilee year

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