Exploring & Escapades

bits & pieces of my travels

Tag: history

Market Street Festival

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Market Street Festival, Columbus, Mississippi. Fried gator. Live Gospel music. Southern charm. 

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Shackleton

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An illustrated version of a timeless classic. My father and I read a children’s version of Shackleton’s story when I was still small. Since then, I’ve read his journals. I refer back to his original advertisement for the venture often.

Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.” – Ernest Shackelton, 1914, from the archives of the Royal Geographic Society, London.

Venetian Pool

Venetian PoolNeighborhood historical oasis. Our first trip to the Venetian Pool, during our last week at home in Miami.

Conch Republic

Conch RepublicKey West, we are back, did you miss us? 
Some Conch Republic history for you, here

 

Greenwich

Royal Observatory

Greenwich

Center of the world

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University of Greenwich

My best friend is studying at the University of Greenwich, so I left the city to visit her, and we went to the very center of the world. The Royal Observatory is where you’ll find the Prime Meridian of the world. Just as the sun begins to set across the River Thames, the bright green divider lights up the sky. 

 

Churchill War Rooms

War Rooms

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During the Blitz, the British government operated from underground, here, in the Churchill War Rooms. They’re now a museum, an opportunity to walk through and imagine a time in the past. 

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