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The ancient city of Herculaneum

Herculaneum – Pompeii’s sister in disaster

Underneath the modern town of Ercolano near Naples and its much more widely known counterpart, Pompeii, lies the Roman town of Herculaneum. Like Pompeii, Herculaneum was also buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79, but unlike her sister city, buried under tons of falling rock and ash, this roman town was buried under 17m […]

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Battle of Britain Memorial

The Battle of Britain – cast in bronze

On the Victoria Embankment, just near the Westminster Bridge is a modern bronze sculpture cast by the same foundry that cast the lions in Trafalgar Square.  This artwork, over looking the Thames, gives London a fitting tribute to one of its toughest periods in recent history. During the summer of 1940, the German Air Force […]

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Bali – Wake up, smell the coffee and cycle home

One of the best days that my family and I spent in Bali was the day we went on a cycle tour through rural villages, paddy fields and mountain scenery north of Ubud. We were picked up from the place we booked the tour and driven about an hour to a “coffee farm”.  I am […]

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