tirsdag den 21. april 2015
lørdag den 18. april 2015
|http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peninsula_Afternoon_tea.jpg by snowpea&bokcho|
"Selection of finger sandwiches, afternoon tea pastries & treats, plain or fruit scone, strawberry jam, Cornish clotted cream, freshly brewed tea or coffee".
Der kan desværre ikke reserveres bord.
Se Libertys menukort for aternoon tea her
|http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Liberty_of_London.jpg by habitatgirl|
Afternoon tea er en tradition fra 1840´erne, hvor hertuginden af Bedford udbredte den, da hun syntes, at hun blev så sulten om eftermiddagen, da man på daværende tidspunkt først spiste aftensmad ved 20-tiden, så hun fik en kop the og en let snack at stille sulten med.
I dag er afternoon tea synonym med et thebord serveret sent om eftermiddagen, oftest med små lakse- agurke- og æggesandwiches samt scones med marmelade, lemon curd og flødeost.
onsdag den 15. april 2015
lørdag den 4. april 2015
The official name of the monument is: Prince Consort National Memorial. A 4 m high gilded statue shows Prince Albert sitting under a mountain top while holding a catalog from the exhibition: The Great Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, held in Hyde Park in 1851. The prince was one of the organizers of the exhibition.
At the bottom of the monument is a frieze with 187 people in marble: painters, sculptors musicians and architects, Prince Albert was very fond of art. In the corners on top of the frieze there are 4 figures who represent Prince Albert's interests: manufacturing, trade, agriculture and engineering.
Near the top of the monument there are figures of angels.
Below the stairs that lead up to the statue of Prince Albert, there is four sculptures symbolizing Europe, Asia, Africa and America.
In 1915 the gilded statue of Prince Albert was painted black to avoid becoming a target during World War 1. In 1998 the monument was restored and the statue of Prince Albert was reglided.
Albert's memorial was appropriately erected opposite the Royal Albert Hall, near the location of the Exhibition of 1851.
mandag den 30. marts 2015
The novel describe many event in London´s history for example the Norman Conquest, the Plaque, the Great Fire of London, Parliament's rise and Hitler's Blitz. We watch the martyrdom of St Thomas More, the beheading of Charles I, the visit of Pocahontas and the sailing of the Mayflower. As the city grows, we witness the building of the Tower of London, St. Pauls Cathedral and London Bridge.
Edward Rutherfurd is a British author, born in 1948 in salisbury, England. He was educated at Cambridge University and Stanford Business School. Edward Rutherfurd is known for his thick, epic novels, and debuted in 1987 with the novel "Sarum", wich is a historical novel that takes place over ten thousand years, starting with the construction of Stonehenge. His books are published in 20 different language.
I have just finished "London", and if you are into historical novels, you must read this one. Now I will try another of Rutherfurds novels "New York" as we will be visiting the US city this summer.