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Brighton Pier and Other Great Things to Do in Brighton, England

Brighton Pier, stretching 1,722 feet into the English Channel, is generally regarded as the most magnificent pier ever built. It began life in 1832, as the “Chain Pier,” used as a landing terminal for ships arriving from Dieppe, France. Over the next six decades, the Chain Pier suffered damage from storms that eventually…

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The Remarkable Gardens of Cornwall

Cornwall has always been a distinctive part of England. Eons ago two plates of the earth’s crust rammed into one another, uplifting and twisting the underlying rock into the wild and windswept headlands that created its magnificent scenery. Geographically, this southwestern-most tip of England dips it’s toes in the English Channel at a…

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PHOTO: Wild Coastline on the South West Coast Path Around St. Anthony Head in Cornwall, England

Click on above photo to view it in large format: I hiked part of the South West Coast Path in Dorset, England last year and was so impressed with the beauty that I made a pact with myself to return and do more of it. This year, I chose Cornwall, the southwestern-most tip…

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PHOTO: Serene Spring Scene at Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, England

Click on above photo to view it in large format: As spring approaches, buds break out on trees and flowering bushes burst into a riot of white and magenta blooms at The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, England. When World War II took all the men from this part of England, these…

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PHOTO: Preparing to Plant Poppies for WW1 Anniversary at Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, England

Click on above photo to view it in large format: This year is the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 70th anniversary of England’s declaration of war against Germany during World War II. In Cornwall, all the young men were drafted immediately and put on a boat to be shipped off…

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PHOTO: Guide Points Out White Rhododendrons at Tregothnan Historic Gardens in Cornwall, England

Click on above photo to view it in large format: It’s true what they say about the British, that weather never deters them. Despite soggy weather and gray clouds, our guide, Alison, carries on with the tour of Tregothnan Historic Gardens in Cornwall, England. Here she shows us the delicate blooms of a…

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