enchantedengland: I think I posted this a million years ago; it was the first icon for this blog. This is Edensor (pronounced En-sor) and it actually is the garden of Eden, although it’s in Derbyshire and not the Cotswolds. Don’t think you can get there by rail, however. You must own a private plane to visit Edensor. (Derbyshire)
It’s just so idyllic. This shouldn’t even be real……..
find-me-traveling-everywhere:Outside Parliament, London, England
enchantedengland: Isn’t this stupendous? The ‘pale, watery, mystical gold of the English light’ shining over London. I can’t remember who wrote that; but I liked it very much. Please do not unfollow me for posting too much I am leaving now I promise.
This is so sublime.
This is an attempt at a collage of lots of British things that I love and really appreciate. I obviously had to leave a lot of things off, but each picture really represents more than just what it contains. The few pictures of comedy panels, or comedians, represent the love I have for many many British comedians and comedy shows, sketch shows, and sitcoms. The architecture, landscapes, etc. are also indicative of far more than just what they show, but a broad love and appreciation for the beauty that the UK has created. There are a few pictures from shows such as Doctor Who, Sherlock, and even Pride and Prejudice. These represent, again, my love for various types of British entertainment. Pictures of people such as the Beatles, Will & Kate, Charlie Chaplin, etc. are meant to show a few famous people from the UK that I happen to like, but represent that broad spectrum of wonderful/interesting people from this incredible place.
This is currently my laptop’s wallpaper. ;)
Great British Authors, Writers, and Poets - in no particular order
1. Arthur Conan Doyle (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) 2. H.G. Wells (The Time Machine, War of the Worlds) 3. Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach) 4. J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter series) 5. Oscar Wilde (The Pictures of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest) 6. Elizabeth Gaskell (North and South, Cranford, Wives and Daughters) 7. Lord Byron (Don Juan) 8. George Orwell (Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm) 9. George Eliot - Mary Anne Evans (Middlemarch, Mill on the Floss, Daniel Deronda) 10. Robert Browning (The Pied Piper of Hamelin, assorted poems) 11. Thomas Hardy (Tess of the d’Urbervilles) 12. G.K. Chesterton (Father Brown mysteries, Orthodoxy) 13. Rudyard Kipling (The Jungle Book, Captains Courageous, Kim) 14. William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet) 15. Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations) 16. J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings trilogy) 17. P.G. Wodehouse (Jeeves and Wooster series) 18. Agatha Christie (Murder on the Orient Express, And Then There Were None) 19. C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters) 20. Elizabeth Browning (assorted poems) 21. John Keats (assorted poems) 22. Daniel Defoe (Robinson Crusoe) 23. William Wordsworth (Lyrical Ballads, assorted poems) 24. Alfred Lord Tennyson (The Lady of Shalott, The Charge of the Light Brigade, assorted poems) 25. The Bronte Sisters - Anne, Charlotte, and Emily (Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights) 26. Geoffrey Chaucer (The Canterbury Tales, assorted poems) 27. Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility) 28. Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass) 29. E.M. Forster (A Room With a View, A Passage to India)
Honorable Mention to the man we love to hate: Steven Moffat
Great British Actors - Part 1: http://always-texan-almost-british.tumblr.com/post/28077570775/great-british-actors-part-1-in-no-particular#notes
Great British Comedians - Part 1: http://always-texan-almost-british.tumblr.com/post/28064191573/great-british-comedians-part-1-in-no-particular#notes