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Joseph Mallord William Turner - the Icon of the British Art

United Kingdom - London - Program - Arts
Joseph Mallord William Turner - the Icon of the British Art
Turner was a famous British Romanticist artist from the 18th and 19th centuries who produced breathtaking oil paintings, drawings, and watercolors.

Turner's paintings include some of the finest British art ever seen, with JMW (Joseph Mallord William) Turner establishing himself as crucial to the rise of the Romanticist art movement across Britain. The contributions of Turner helped to bring about much greater international recognition and interest in British painters who previously had lagged behind those from France, Italy, and Spain in terms of legacy and innovation. Turner's skills were not only technically solid but the artist also helped to bring new ideas into European art through his innovative ideas and it was unusual to see a British artist at this time influencing so many others.
William Turner and John Constable are generally regarded as the best British painters from the 18th and 19th centuries and had Read more...


London's Tower Bridge, One of the Most Recognizable Bridges in the World.

United Kingdom - London - Program - Sightseeing
London's Tower Bridge, One of the Most Recognizable Bridges in the World.
Tower Bridge, movable bridge of the double-leaf bascule (drawbridge) type that spans the River Thames between the Greater London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Southwark.

Tower Bridge, one of the London’s most famous landmarks, is a bascule and suspension bridge on River Thames. It has two towers, in Victorian Gothic style, that are connected with two walkways that are constructed so they can resist horizontal forces from suspended parts of the bridge. Base of each tower holds machines that lift two parts of the bridge so bridge can allow passing of river traffic beneath it. Tower Bridge is located close to the Tower of London from which it got its name.
The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the Read more...


The London Eye, Take Flight to the Heart of the City

United Kingdom - London - Program - Sightseeing
The London Eye, Take Flight to the Heart of the City
The London Eye is situated right at the tourist heart of London, (opposite Big Ben by the River Thames) with commanding views, (25 miles on a good day).

'The London Eye is London's most iconic tourist attraction, a cantilevered observation wheel sat at 135m high there really is no better way to see London!. The London Eye is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture.
The structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). When it Read more...


Stonehenge, World’s Most Famous Prehistoric Monument

United Kingdom - London - Program - Sightseeing
Stonehenge, World’s Most Famous Prehistoric Monument
Stonehenge, prehistoric stone circle monument, cemetery, and archaeological site

Stonehenge is a prehistoric ritual monument which is situated on Salisbury Plain in south-western England. Stonehenge was built in the late Stone Age (called Neolithic) and the Bronze Age. It is the most famous of the megalithic monuments in England, and the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Europe. Although its precise purpose is unknown, experts think that it it could have been a tribal gathering place or maybe also religious centre that was connected with astronomical observations.
Stonehenge was undoubtedly built by people who must have had widespread trade connections and who established their principal settlements in the Read more...


The Underwater World at SEA LIFE London Aquarium

United Kingdom - London - Program - Sightseeing
The Underwater World at SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Discover an amazing underwater world at Sea Life and see above-water London on a river cruise.

The new SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life and the jewel in the crown of the 28 SEA LIFE attractions in the UK and Europe. Situated in the heart of London, the experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor. Sea Life London is your opportunity to find out what a fabulous underwater world it is. At last count there were over 500 different species from all over the world swimming around in over 2 million litres of water!
Along the journey, a stunning glass tunnel walkway offers guests an unforgettable experience by strolling underneath a Tropical Ocean. There is Read more...

       
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