The coast of Great Britain is slowly but systematically absorbed by the sea. These processes lasted for decades, but there are exceptions. In the case of the Halsends village, everything happened suddenly, and during one stormy night the village literally dissolved into the sea.
The island of Great Britain is reduced in size. Every year several meters of land are washed away by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Every few decades at least one village is lost. From the coast of Yorkshire in the north, to the iconic cliffs of chalk on the southern coast of England, the sea absorbs an average of 2 meters at the northern end to eight inches in the south. Continue reading
Circus Square is a lively square in the heart of London. It is known for its nineteenth-century fountain and neon signs that turned the square into a miniature version of Times Square. Piccadilly Circus is located at the crossroads of five major roads: Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Street, Covent Street and Haymarket. This site was created by John Nash, as part of King George IV’s future plan to connect Carlton’s House with Regents Park. Continue reading
King John of the Landless is believed to have stayed at this 13th-century castle before setting off to sign the Magna Carta. Odiham Castle, or King John’s Castle, as the locals call him, is a medieval castle built in the 13th century. The ruins of an octagonal fortress – one of the three fortresses built by the king during his reign, now stand next to the newly built Basingstoke Canal. Continue reading