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Message 736752 - Posted: 10 Apr 2008, 6:37:17 UTC - in response to Message 736573.  

Perhaps you could explain the reason the admirals of britain were so heralded for the british constitution



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Message 736873 - Posted: 10 Apr 2008, 14:04:06 UTC - in response to Message 736566.  
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I got lost in this maze once and got sun burnt & dehydrated before I got out!



Gardener Jules Curtis finishes giving the yew tree maze at Longleat in Wiltshire its spring cut. It takes a team of six gardeners one month to clip the 1.7 mile (2.7 km) maze, which first opened in 1976. Picture: bnps.co.uk



OOOH! Grand!!!

I'm a great admirer of the British tradition of building hedge and tree mazes. No one compares with you in that, I think. :]]


Here's one of my favorites, the hedge maze at Hampton Court.




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Message 736875 - Posted: 10 Apr 2008, 14:10:36 UTC - in response to Message 736873.  

I got lost in this maze once and got sun burnt & dehydrated before I got out!



Gardener Jules Curtis finishes giving the yew tree maze at Longleat in Wiltshire its spring cut. It takes a team of six gardeners one month to clip the 1.7 mile (2.7 km) maze, which first opened in 1976. Picture: bnps.co.uk



OOOH! Grand!!!

I'm a great admirer of the British tradition of building hedge and tree mazes. No one compares with you in that, I think. :]]


Here's one of my favorites, the hedge maze at Hampton Court.





What height is the hedge cut at...

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Message 736877 - Posted: 10 Apr 2008, 14:14:56 UTC - in response to Message 736573.  
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Perhaps you could explain the reason the admirals of britain were so heralded for the british constitution, of course, the spanish french and Dutch controlled the americas, but, what pratronage and nobility will be acknowledged to the next frontier pioneers?


Hey that isn't minotaurs is it?


My guess is that it has to do with the peculiar nature of Britain being in the form of islands. Therefore the navy was always the major arm of the military. The British never lost to any aggressors that its navy could keep from landing. When the enemy did land though (e.g. the Romans, the Normans), the enemy usually won.

I don't really know of course, that's just my guess. :]]
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Message 736936 - Posted: 10 Apr 2008, 17:13:34 UTC - in response to Message 736877.  

Therefore the navy was always the major arm of the military. The British never lost to any aggressors that its navy could keep from landing. When the enemy did land though (e.g. the Romans, the Normans), the enemy usually won.

I don't really know of course, that's just my guess. :]]


Thr Royal Navy is the senior service here.

All the winning invaders mentioned attacked before the UK had a formal Navy, started by Henry VIII.

No invaders got in once we had a Navy, and a career Army.
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Message 736991 - Posted: 10 Apr 2008, 19:37:35 UTC



A Beefeater at the Tower of London stands in front of artist Rydal Hanbury's design, which will cover the east side of the White Tower while it is cleaned.
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Message 737399 - Posted: 11 Apr 2008, 18:56:07 UTC

Going to buck the trend today and post "Englands big picture" - from Germany. I had no idea this "Shuttle" existed!



The "Buran" shuttle travels on the Rhine, near Sankt Goar, Germany. The old Soviet orbiter, which resembles the US shuttles, will become a new attraction of the technology museum in Speyer. The Buran programme made only one, unmanned flight before it was cancelled.
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Message 737694 - Posted: 12 Apr 2008, 6:22:55 UTC - in response to Message 737399.  

Going to buck the trend today and post "Englands big picture" - from Germany. I had no idea this "Shuttle" existed!



The "Buran" shuttle travels on the Rhine, near Sankt Goar, Germany. The old Soviet orbiter, which resembles the US shuttles, will become a new attraction of the technology museum in Speyer. The Buran programme made only one, unmanned flight before it was cancelled.



If I remember correctly, the Antonov 225 was built to carry Buran, hence its twin tails. Even today, its a huge plane and like Buran, there is just the one.




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Message 737963 - Posted: 12 Apr 2008, 17:04:55 UTC



Michelle Frost, pictured in front of Tower Bridge, hopes to set a record for the longest distance covered on 4ft (1.2m) stilts when she competes in the London Marathon.
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Message 738350 - Posted: 13 Apr 2008, 15:13:52 UTC



Thousands of runners cross Tower Bridge during the London Marathon.
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Message 739057 - Posted: 14 Apr 2008, 19:21:02 UTC



Sixty pig sculptures arrive in Bath as part of an art project called King Bladud's Pigs. One hundred of the animals will be spread across the city to raise awareness of King Bladud who legend says founded Bath after discovering the healing powers of its hot springs while walking with his swine.
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Message 739069 - Posted: 14 Apr 2008, 19:52:59 UTC

I love these last two pictures! Keep up the good work, Andy!!!
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Message 739408 - Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 15:26:44 UTC

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A reproduction of Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe, made entirely from Smarties, has gone on display at London's Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood.

Mmmm, Smarties! :D
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Message 740050 - Posted: 16 Apr 2008, 21:18:04 UTC



A woman looks at the pistol from The Man with the Golden Gun at the For Your Eyes Only exhibition on Ian Fleming and his creation James Bond, due to open at the Imperial War Museum on 25 April.
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Message 740973 - Posted: 18 Apr 2008, 20:26:29 UTC



At only 16ins tall, Bunting the two-day-old scewbald miniature Shetland pony obviously thinks it is a very big world out there and decides not to venture too far from her mum, Jasmine.
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Message 740974 - Posted: 18 Apr 2008, 20:27:18 UTC



A baby Madagascan radiated tortoise hatching out of its shell at Chester Zoo. The species is on the critically endangered list.
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Message 741131 - Posted: 19 Apr 2008, 0:27:49 UTC - in response to Message 740974.  



A baby Madagascan radiated tortoise hatching out of its shell at Chester Zoo. The species is on the critically endangered list.

Very interesting pic Andy!

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Message 741418 - Posted: 19 Apr 2008, 14:31:41 UTC

Found this in The Times.



Seven-week-old Sumatran tiger cubs at Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey, England (Anthony Devlin/PA)
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Message 741757 - Posted: 20 Apr 2008, 5:41:45 UTC
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Thanks for the addition Winterknight :) & Thanks for the feedback Albert :)

Heres todays:

Linidow Man, whose remains were found in a Cheshire bog nearly 2,000 years after his death, goes on display at Manchester Museum.
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Message 741760 - Posted: 20 Apr 2008, 5:44:51 UTC - in response to Message 741757.  

Thanks for the addition Winterknight :) & Thanks for the feedback Albert :)

Heres todays:

Linidow Man, whose remains were found in a Cheshire bog nearly 2,000 years after his death, goes on display at Manchester Museum.

Very interesting pic! This is some of the things I am interested in; such as archeology.

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