20th June 2011
Tony and Tatiana standing on Westminster Bridge. View of the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament).
Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, England
20th June 2011
Brighton War Memorial, Old Steine Gardens.
A pool of water and fountain, part of Brighton War Memorial.
Tony and Tatiana by Victoria Fountain, Old Steine Gardens.
Tatiana sitting in a restaurant.
Tatiana on Brighton Beach. View of Brighton Marine Palace and Pier.
21st June 2011
Gardens at Palmeira Square, Hove. Brighton and Hove are two towns along the sea front, which run into each other. Brighton has been a city since 2000.
Tony and Tatiana on the sea front promenade.
Grass by the sea front promenade, looking towards the Peace Statue and bandstand.
Tatiana standing at the foot of the Peace Statue.
Side view of the Peace Statue.
Looking towards the remains of the West Pier.
Sheffield – a city in south Yorkshire, England
22nd – 23rd June 2011
Path leading up to the front of a house. Russell Scott Hostels, where Tony and Tatiana stayed one night.
Outside Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street. Guided tours available, much history – tel: 0114 275 3434, www.sheffield-cathedral.co.uk
A fountain at Barker’s Pool (square), in front of Sheffield City Hall.
The front of Sheffield City Hall. The Sheffield City Hall was opened on 22nd September 1932. It’s a Grade II* listed building.
A plaque in the pavement dedicated to Michael Vaughan, former England cricket captain.
Tony and Tatiana at the Peace Gardens. The Town Hall is on the left.
The Peace Fountain in the Peace Gardens.
Tatiana by ball fountains. An entrance to the Winter Garden is behind.
Looking across Tudor Square to the Crucible Theatre. The Crucible Theatre is not only a venue for theatrical performances, it is home to the most important event in professional snooker, the World Snooker Championship.
Lyceum Theatre located opposite the Crucible Theatre.
Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, home of snooker.
Looking the other way across Tudor Square to the Winter Garden.
Cardiff, capital city of Wales
27th June 2011
Looking along a passageway, part of the ramparts of Cardiff Castle.
Cardiff Castle is located in Cardiff city centre on Castle Street. It was first built in AD 55 by the Roman army. It was rebuilt 1091 by the Normans. Renovated in 1868 during the Victorian era. Still in use today – current owner is Cardiff Council. It is open to the public. Audio guides, guided tours and special events are available.
Tatiana, Cardiff Castle ramparts.
View of the castle from the ramparts.
Tony and Tatiana, the Roof Garden.
The Roof Garden – tiles on the outer walls depicting the Old Testament story of Elijah.
Tony and Tatiana in front of a fireplace in the state rooms of the Victorian mansion – part of the modernisation of the castle.
State rooms. Tony and Tatiana at a doorway.
Courtyard in front of Cardiff Castle.
Another view of the castle exterior.
150-foot clock tower (1868), Cardiff Castle.
The Norman Keep raised up on a mound (motte). Cardiff Castle.
Temporary marquees in the castle grounds.
Looking towards a gateway through the outer walls.
Tony and Tatiana with the Norman Keep behind.
Tony and Tatiana by the south entrance gateway.
The westernmost town in England
28th June 2011
Tatiana standing on Market Jew Street, the main shopping street in Penzance.
Looking along Market Jew Street.
The Star Inn, Market Jew Street.
Davy statue, Penzance. Sir Humphry Davy (17 December 1778 – 29 May 1829), chemist and inventor. He was born in Penzance. The Old Market House is behind the statue.
Tony sitting on the base of the statue.
Tatiana standing by a doorway, the Old Market House.
Tatiana sitting on a wall, Causeway Head.
Sea front promenade, Penzance.
Bath, Somerset, England
30th June 2011
Outside the Roman Bath, in the centre. Famous 18th Century Pump Room. Audio guide available. Tel; 01225 477 785.
Another view outside the Roman Bath.
Tony and Tatiana outside a large carved-wooden doorway, the main entrance to Bath Abbey.
Shops opposite the front of the abbey.
Inside the abbey looking along the central aisle. Daily guided tours of the tower are available.
View along the south aisle, Bath Abbey.
Looking up at the elaborate carved-stone ceiling of the abbey.
Tony and Tatiana inside the tower near the bells.
The wooden structure to which the bells are attached, including a large wheel, which is rotated by pulling a rope to ring one of the bells.
Carved stonework at the top of the tower.
View of the Roman Bath looking down from the Abbey tower.
Tatiana by stone railings above the River Avon, Bath.
Tony and Tatiana by the river. The historic Pultney Bridge visible to the left – shops built into it.
Center Parcs Longleat Forest, Wiltshire, England
2nd-4th July 2011
Tony and Tatiana sitting on a bench.
Tony and Tatiana touching a deer sculpted from plant material.
Tatiana sitting at a table, indoor plaza.
By a lake. Ducks. Pedalo boats.
4th July 2011
Russell Square Park, Bloomsbury, London. People sitting on the grass.
British Museum. Pharaoh statue. Egyptian collection.
Very large granite head of King Amenhotep III (1390-1352 BC).
Tatiana by another Egyptian statue.
Stone Egyptian tomb. Hieroglyphics on the side.
Pair of huge Assyrian Winged Bull statues with human heads. From the city and palace of Khorsabad, built for the Assyrian king Sargon II (721 – 705 BC). These winged bulls were guardians against misfortune.
Tatiana by one of the winged bull statues.
Looking up at the glass roof of the Grand Court at the British Museum.
The large ornamental iron railings and gates at the main entrance to the British Museum.