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Old June 5th, 2005, 02:15 PM   #261
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Britains 7 Wonders according to Times Online

Durham Cathedral


" FOR ME, the most sensational man-made structure in Britain is Durham Cathedral. It stands, with its monastery, castle, keep and citadel wall, on a bluff on a bend in the River Wear, embodying the Norman conquest of northern Europe. I don’t think anything of that period is its equal, not anywhere in the world. "

Rushton Triangular Lodge


" “Its sharp, striped little sandstone body is smothered with symbols — it is a sermon in stone, a proclamation of faith. It was built in the 1590s by Sir Thomas Tresham, who, having been hounded for his Catholicism, created this covert declaration of his beliefs. It’s an exquisite Elizabethan conceit, designed to symbolise the Holy Trinity. I just love it. "

Ribblehead Viaduct


" “Its impact — 24 arches, fully 100ft high — is absolutely enhanced by its setting, and in turn it enhances its location. So often we’re afraid to despoil nature with man-made works — and if you were to try to build anything on that scale there today, no doubt there’d be some “Save the Valley” group up in arms about it. But Ribblehead is a perfect example of how the right structure can actually add to the drama and aesthetic appeal of a landscape. "

Forth Rail Bridge


" “I still think the Forth Bridge is in a league of its own. It shows how something of pure function can match the greatest ornamental treasures. Many believed the task impossible, but eight years of day-and-night construction proved that the hard men of the late- Victorian epoch could achieve anything. Those men of the old world built the new, and for me the Forth Bridge is the structure that marks the start of the modern world.” "

Angel of the North


" “THE ANGEL of the North is beautiful — by that I mean it has form and purpose. I think public art in Britain is usually simplistic or insipid, or both. The Angel is complex and vital. Sighting it from the road or the train is a heart-lifting surprise. It stands over the landscape as protection and revelation, the guardian of travellers and settlers alike. "

M1 Motorway


"“FOR ME, the M1 is the modern equivalent of the megalithic monuments of Stonehenge, the Ring of Brodgar or Silbury Hill. Those charted the movement of planetary bodies — whereas in modern life, we are obsessed with the movement of human bodies. The M1 is the spine of Britain, the classic motorway. It’s an unconscious monument, an inscription on the landscape, representing the modern obsession with connectivity and communication and speed"

An Turas Tiree


“On the whole, cities have been well treated by architects, but the wider world is only lightly littered with interesting architecture. Building in nature should not be twee. I would argue that the fragility of its position is absolutely suited to its modernness. An Turas is a beautiful piece of minimal art in a beautiful part of the world.”
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Old June 7th, 2005, 03:48 PM   #262
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I have an inkling to post some British cuisine in here....



This, thought to be out national food aroudn the world isnt actually the case...

In a recent UK wide poll Fish and Chips came 3rd as our national food...

2nd Roast Dinner


So then Yanky Doodles, before you have a pop at our food again, next time you have that meal on thanksgiving...remember its British.

and No.1...voted Britains new national dish...



Chicken Tikka Masala....a British recipie...and recently voted our national dish
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Old June 7th, 2005, 04:11 PM   #263
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British Dishes.....get rid of this bullcrap aswell...concerning our food

Porterhouse Steak.


Sandwiches


Toad in the Hole


Mixed Grill


Cornish Pasty (Beef, Potato, Onion)


Shepherds Pie


cornish buttered lobster


Trifle


I could go on forever....but I wont

http://www.britannia.com/cooking/cook.html
Look here for some faboulous british recipies and information
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Old June 8th, 2005, 06:49 AM   #264
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Hm, it appears that Her Majesty's land is indeed splendid. I have always had a different perception of it. However the evidence stating that British weather is not horrible has not been convincing.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 12:19 PM   #265
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British weather's the best in the world matey. A bit of everything, but no extremes. Exciting, but safe
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Old June 8th, 2005, 01:22 PM   #266
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God even in a thread set up to dispel myths about this country people still believe old movies and incorrect stereotypes.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 01:40 PM   #267
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Driest winter in 30 years has just past....

http://www.freefoto.com/browse.jsp?id=203-00-0

A UK Gallery
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Old June 8th, 2005, 09:02 PM   #268
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I have done a little research on British climate and I have to admit that you're right, it seems like I generalized the whole Kingdom by the weather in Scottish highlands. However the British Isles still are one of the places, let's say most abundant with raifnfall. Also, I had a teacher from Dover once, and he always made references to English weather whenever it got nasty outside.
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Old June 9th, 2005, 12:45 AM   #269
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Canary Wharf and the Gherkin!

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Old June 10th, 2005, 10:19 PM   #270
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A bridge in docklands that can be rotated to let ships thru.


Bournemouth beach!
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Old June 11th, 2005, 11:55 AM   #272
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thre is something for everyone! nice country...centuries of culture are evident...
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Old June 11th, 2005, 11:56 AM   #273
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Old June 11th, 2005, 12:05 PM   #274
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Always nice to hear a non-british point of view regarding this thread.
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Old June 12th, 2005, 01:52 PM   #275
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yeah...its just a sculpture tankfully!
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Old June 14th, 2005, 01:26 AM   #276
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Art Deco London....


Daily and Sunday Express Building


Greater London House


Hoover HQ

Painted in Glow in the dark paint it seems

more coming in a few min
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Old June 14th, 2005, 01:40 AM   #277
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The Ideal House


BBC Broadcasting House


Odeon Cinema


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Quote:
Originally Posted by chris9
I have done a little research on British climate and I have to admit that you're right, it seems like I generalized the whole Kingdom by the weather in Scottish highlands. However the British Isles still are one of the places, let's say most abundant with raifnfall. Also, I had a teacher from Dover once, and he always made references to English weather whenever it got nasty outside.
i think its fair to say british weather isnt the best where i live the north west all we seem to have is rain and wind but i love this weather it dosnt bother me.
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Old June 14th, 2005, 02:35 AM   #280
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i'm the same tommygunn, i love it when it rains here it's wonderful, i also love sunny weather too, i just hate the one in the middle.
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