Caerleon – The Sculptures

Caerleon town, just five miles from Newport in Wales, is a pleasant, charming little town of mostly Georgian houses, narrow streets with good shops and some excellent restaurants. A historic town, famous for its Roman amphitheatre and the Roman Museum, it is easy to spend a good couple of days here just enjoying the fascinating…

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Camelot in Wales

This was where a Roman Legionary in first-century Wales could come to escape being shouted at by a Centurion or skirmishing with the local ancient Britons.  Here, he could hang out with his friends in the immense open-air swimming pool that once held more than 80,000 gallons of water, and after a swim he could play ball games, or gamble, have a massage and even buy a fast-food snack.

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Spirit Houses of Thailand

Offerings are chosen to suit individual spirits.  In the South of Thailand where Islam moved steadily down the coast from Malaysia, the spirits that inhabit the land may be Muslim and the dietary rules that forbid the offering of pork and alcohol must be strictly adhered to.  Others are known to be partial to the odd glass of beer or whiskey and there is a famous roadside shrine just outside the village of Cha’am in Petchaburi province where, it is rumoured, a daily offering of marijuana is left for the spirits.

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Life in Colour: Orange

Linked to Life in Colour at Jude’s here A few more oranges before the month is out. This first one is a hard-hat day. On holiday with Thai friends in Hua Hin, Thailand, I was shown around the site for the new Conference Hall at the Hotel Dusit Thani and then stayed on for the ceremony…

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Eton -More than a College

Situated just across the river from the Royal Borough and accessed via a pedestrian footbridge, the town of Eton, a settlement since at least Saxon times, has a rich and diverse heritage.

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Life in Colour – Orange

Linked to Life in Colour at Jude’s here Just a couple more orange pictures. My dwarf climbing rose is just about to give up the ghost for this year but I managed to take this picture a couple of weeks ago when the Indian Summer we are having persuaded it to give out a few more…

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CESENATICO AND THE LEONARDO DA VINCI CANAL

Originally posted on Mari's Travels with her Camera:
Leonardo da Vinci Canal For years now I’ve been totally in love with the region of Emilio-Romagna in Italy, mostly, I admit, because of its food, but my first flirtation with the area came when I visited Cesenatico.? It was here that I discovered that the…

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Life in Colour – Orange

Linked to Life in Colour at Jude’s here Orange is still the colour.

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