Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Candles & Buddha, Tamworth House and Girlschool

"Candles & Buddha" :- A golden Buddha sits surrounded by many whitewashed kneeling figures who are in turn surrounded by many candles. It's another fine example of the serene calmness that one can expect to encounter when visiting the temples of Thailand. This particular temple is called "Wat Phan Tao" and it resides within the old moated part of the city of Chiang Mai in the North of the Kingdom.

"Tamworth House" :- 76 Marine Parade (Tamworth House) is a Regency townhouse with a Grade II Listing situated on the Brighton/Kemp Town seafront on the south coast of England. Dating from the 1820's the building is a grand looking structure that harbours a deep and relatively dark secret that was only uncovered a few years ago. Tamworth House appears to have four storeys but it actually has six which include rooms in the roof and also a basement below the main basement. It's this sub-basement that hold the the secret. Builders were converting the building when they uncovered an 18ft high private tunnel that leads all the way down to the beach and it took a further two weeks for the builders to clear it and open it up again! A photo of the tunnel and a little history about Brighton's other secrets can be seen and read here :- Brighton’s Tunnels of Love

"Girlschool" :- The world famous Roedean School on the south coast of England is a top girls' day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18. The school fees are anything between £5,250 and £11,550 per term which puts it among the most expensive girls' schools in the United Kingdom. The school was founded in 1885 but was moved to its present site occupying new buildings designed by the architect Sir John Simpson in 1898. Many female actors, politicians and broadcasters were schooled here including Rhona Mitra (n English actress, model and singer) who famously started her career as the Lara Croft model between 1997 and 1998. This shot was captured from the public bridleway that runs between the village of Ovingdean and the East Brighton Golf Course.

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