4 minute mile man in Westminster Abbey

This is the new memorial to Roger Banister (1929-2018) in Westminster Abbey. He is best known as the first person to run a mile in less than 4 minutes on 6 May 1954 at Oxford’s Iffley Road track. One of his pacemakers was Christopher Chataway who became a broadcaster then an MP. The other...

Two great caminos to Santiago de Compostela

This is the view south toward Spain from the village of Vielle Aure in the French Pyrenees. I am often visiting friends here and in neighbouring St Lary. Its a great place to ski in winter and walk in summer. The Valley Aure happens to be one of the many minor routes taken by...

A trip to see Dippy the dinosaur in Norwich

On a recent holiday in Norfolk, I heard that Dippy the dinosaur is on tour in Norwich. Dippy is a plaster cast of a diplodocus that stood for years in the entrance hall of the Natural History Museum in London but was replaced by the real bones of a blue whale in 2017. The...

Rock down to Electric Avenue

Stories and street art from Brixton Electric Avenue is in Brixton. It is quite a trek from where I live. I have researched and taken tours there but it is not one of my regular areas so I was happy to be taken on a walking tour to see Brixton’s street art by my...

A great day out in London? Visit Hampton Court

There are hardly any overseas visitors in London so I am keeping myself up to date on our tourist sites by becoming a tourist myself. Hampton Court is famous for its combination of Tudor and Baroque buildings and gardens. The featured photo is a Victorian sunken gardens created when the palace was opened to...
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