Tag Archives: United Kingdom

The price of popularity

The Shore by Rob A. Mackenzie It’s why the tourists arrive and why Time Out called Leith “one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods”; why the sky is permanently blue and the sun flaunts the burnished stonework; why a red light area … Continue reading

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Pound Sterling Gets Pounded, But London’s For Free

The headlines bemoaning the precipitous slde in the value of the British Pound have created an itch for me and many other Anglophiles to get back to London posthaste. While that’s not quite feasible at the moment, I of course … Continue reading

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Which Countries Still Have A Monarchy

With all of the hubbub about the death of Queen Elizabeth II and Charles’ ascension to the throne, I wondered what countries still maintained a monarchy. Low and behold, the excellent website Visual Capitalist has a helpful graphic that answers … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name

The longest place name in Europe, and the second longest in the world, is  Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch . The town is located on the picturesque island of Anglesey in Wales. Its extravagent place name means Parish of Saint Mary in the Valley of the … Continue reading

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Don’t Call It The Underground (but it is)

If you visit here on a regular basis, you are well aware that we at TBTP World HQ are big fans of urban transit networks. So we get preternaturally excited when a new service launches in one of our favorite … Continue reading

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A Merry Underground Christmas

For more than a century, London Transport has used posters to promote travel around the winter holidays. At Christmas, festive posters would appear on the network to encourage travelling via Underground for Christmas shopping or to get to winter sales, … Continue reading

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It’s No Mystery

Marple is a pleasant English town located a short distance from Southport and Manchester. For decades now, the community has been claiming that it was the inspiration for the name of Agatha Christie’s iconic sleuth Miss Marple. The town has … Continue reading

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Chill Out

I have never visited the little fishing village of Polperro in Cornwall, UK, but it has been highly recommended to me over the years. The very chill, hour-long video of the village (below)is incredibly relaxing and meditative. There is no … Continue reading

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Great Scott

If you have every been to Scotland, you probably noticed that Sir Walter Scott is kind of a big deal there. In honor of the writer’s 250th anniversary this year Scotland is putting on a big celebration of its favorite … Continue reading

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Dawn Days of May

A year ago, in May 2020,the UK has been in lockdown for over a month leaving many people feeling isolated and anxious. Photographer Nick Pumphrey turned to the place where he where he felt safest — the sea. Every day for … Continue reading

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