The Mary Eix skyscraper, better known as the London Cucumber, is one of the most attractive buildings in London and stands out against the backdrop of the city skyline. Mary X is one of several modern buildings that were built over the years in the historic district of London.
The construction of the skyscraper was financed by the insurance company Swiss Re. The 41-storey skyscraper was built in 2004 according to the modern glass and steel design of the architectural firm Foster and Partners. Continue reading
Can you name the three oldest universities in Britain? Well, the first two are clear — Oxford and Cambridge, everybody knows that. And the third? First clue: it is not located in England. Second: it was founded in 1412. And the third: it is there now receives higher education heir to the British throne Prince William, son of the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles.
However, we will not darken. We are talking about the University of St. Andrews. St. Andrews is a small old town on the East coast of Scotland. Today it is famous primarily for the University, and even Golf courses, which were played here at the beginning of the XV century and which is from here later spread throughout Britain and around the world. Continue reading