Friday, April 29, 2016

Faces on Friday - Music Student - Royal Academy of Music - London




Whilst exploring London recently I came across one of the buildings which is part of The University of London's Royal Academy of Music.

What an honour it must be to study here.  I was unable to ascertain if the young musician I have featured as my Face on Friday was actually a student there, he certainly looks as if he takes his studies very seriously. I think his instrument case is fabulous don't you?

Facebook Page - Royal Academy of Music      Wikipedia - Royal Academy of Music

University of London - Royal Academy of Music         Royal Academy of Music - Official Site

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sherlock Holmes - Baker Street - London - England



During March I had a few days in London, where of course I took lots of photos, with plans to share them on Travel Tales.

If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, the museum and shop in Baker Street are well worth a visit.


Sherlock Holmes and his friend and colleague lived at 221b Baker Street, London, W1 from 1881 until 1904, according to the stories written Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. If you want to step back in time while you are in London, pay a visit to this famous address, where if you visit the museum, you will find his study overlooking Baker Street is just as it was in the Victorian Era.

No photos of the house interior but the ones I am sharing of the Museum shop may tempt you to visit if you get the opportunity.













Open every day of the year (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am - 6pm

Admission:  Adult £15 Child £10 (under 16yrs)





      You can read more about Sherlock Holmes and Baker Street on the following websites.

Sherlock Holmes - Official Website      Wikipedia 221b Baker Street     

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ynysymaengwyn - Snowdrop Time - Tywyn - Wales



On Sunday afternoon I took my camera on a walk to the local beauty spot of  Ynysymaengwyn as I wanted to photograph the last of the snowdrops.
From the late medieval period until the twentieth century, Ynysymaengwyn, situated roughly a mile from Tywyn by the road to Bryn-crug, was by far the most powerful estate in the parish. The family's wealth is revealed in official records and also in the Welsh poetry composed to its leading members.











The glorious beauty of the carpet of snowdrops are well worth seeing and lifts the spirit. Nature is wonderful.

You can find out more about Ynysymaengwyn  on the following websites.

Wikipedia    Ynysymaengwyn - Caravan and Camping Park   Facebook Page