Posts Tagged Britain

The Trinity House

The Trinity House

The general lighthouse authority for England, Wales and the Channel Islands. A deep sea pilotage authority and also administers charitable funds mostly connected with seafarers.

As seen in London, a stone’s throw from Tower Bridge.

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From the sea to the land beyond

This is the best thing I’ve seen on TV for a long time: a documentary of the British coastline (both on- and off-shore), soundtracked almost exclusively by re-arrangements of British Sea Power songs.

Gentle, fascinating, touching, and (towards the very end, in something close to modern-day Blackpool) mildly profane.

Just beautiful, and absolutely essential watching.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01nyz3p/

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Asterix and the Britons (3)

And you’ll never guess who introduced our national drink (as a poor man’s magic potion, no less).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s all folks. We made it through to the other side. Give yourselves a pat on the back.

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Asterix and the Britons (2)

An Englishman’s home is his castle, and his front lawn is his Hanging Garden of Babylon..

..and he’s nothing if not tolerant and polite.

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Asterix and the Britons (1)

And we have saved the best til last.

The Britons: we talk funny..

..we drink warm beer..

..and are awful cooks.

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