Blitz Britain: Amazing colour pictures of London under siege from Nazi bombers during World War II
Powerful colour pictures that show the resilience of the British spirit throughout The Blitz have emerged to mark the 70th anniversary of Winston Churchill's 'V for Victory' campaign.
Shopper's Diary: Liberty of London's Floral Fabrics - Gardenista
Liberty London ~ pricey store, facade made to mimic Tudor architecture ~ but if you can only stop in one department store in London, make it here! Lots of nooks with nifty affordables to take home as gifts.
Burlington Arcade by Lee Miller (September 1940)
from Britain at War (1941) by Monroe Wheeler (ed.) "A shopping centre familiar to all American visitors to London." - p. 73. "At 2.55am on 11 September 1940, a high explosive bomb struck close to Burlington Gardens, badly damaging the Arcade's northern end. No casualties were reported but the Arcade was not fully restored until 1954." - www.westendatwar.org.uk/page_id__16_path__0p4p.aspx Full story here - www.westendatwar.org.uk/page_id__202_path__0p2p.aspx Lee Miller Archives…
Britain's iconic BT Tower is celebrating 50 years
A point of reference for cab drivers, a memorable mark on the skyline for tourists, the BT Tower has stood strong for the past five decades. This week it celebrates 50 years.
15 Pictures and History of Sailing Ships - Vintagetopia
Because of its location near the Baltic Sea, it's an important maritime centre and transport hub, probably best known for the yearly Kiel Week, the biggest sailing event on earth.
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