Odense, Denmark, September 2021

Odense is considered the third-largest city in Denmark. It’s the main city of the island of Funen (Danish: Fyn) in Southern Denmark. By road, Odense is located 45 kilometres (28 miles) north of Svendborg, 144 kilometres (89 miles) to the south of Aarhus and 167 kilometres (104 miles) to the southwest of Copenhagen. Hans Christian Andersen, who’s best known for his writings of fairy tales, was born in, and spent his early childhood, in Odense.

Photos taken by local journalist, Simon Staun.

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Roman Baths, Bath, England, July 2021

Monday, 19th July 2021

Looking down at the Great Bath from the terrace above. This is the centrepiece of the Roman bath and temple complex located in the city of Bath.  The Great Bath is a rectangular pool measuring 25 metres (82 feet) by 12 metres (39.4 feet) and with a depth of 1.6 metres (5.25 feet). The water comes from a hot spring making it continuously warm at around 35°C. The water's green colour is due to the presence of algae. The surrounding buildings date from the 18th and 19th centuries. Also in view is the colonnade that surrounds the pool  along with the terrace above. Late Victorian statues of Roman emperors look down from the sides of the terrace. In Roman times the pool was covered by an enormous barrel-vaulted roof that rose to a height of 20 metres (66 feet).
Looking down at the Great Bath from the terrace above. This is the centrepiece of the Roman bath and temple complex located in the city of Bath. The Great Bath is a rectangular pool measuring 25 metres (82 feet) by 12 metres (39.4 feet) and with a depth of 1.6 metres (5.25 feet). The water comes from a hot spring making it continuously warm at around 35°C.

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Isle of Portland and Maiden Castle, Dorset, England, July 2021

Saturday, 24th July 2021

The Isle of Portland is a tied island, 6 kilometres (4 miles) long by 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) wide, in the English Channel. It’s part of the England County of Dorset and is situated on the south coast. The southern tip, Portland Bill, lies 8 kilometres (5 miles) south of the resort of Weymouth, forming the southernmost point of the county of Dorset, England. A barrier beach called Chesil Beach joins the Isle of Portland to the mainland.

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Lundy, island in the Bristol Channel, England, July 2021

Lundy is an island in the Bristol Channel. Officially it forms part of the district of Torridge in the northern part of the county of Devon, England. It is the largest island in the Bristol Channel at approximately 3 miles (5 kilometres) long and a little over half a mile (or 1 kilometre) wide. Lundy lies 12 miles (19 kilometres) off the north Devon coast, and is reached by the Oldenburg, a passenger boat from Ilfracombe,

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The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall, July 2021

The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre carved into granite cliffs overlooking the sea at Porthcurno in Cornwall. Porthcurno Bay provides a spectacular backdrop to the theatre’s stage. It is located 4 miles (6.2 kilometres) from Land’s End. The theatre runs plays and other performances from May to September. As well as shows, people can visit for self-guided or guided tours and visit the subtropical garden.

The theatre was created by Rowena Cade (1893–1983).

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