Undiscovered Scotland: Home Page Sir John Soane's Museum - London Joseph Conrad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski;:11–12 Berdichev, Imperial Russia, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924, Bishopsbourne, Kent, England) was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole.[note 1] Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a marked accent). While some of his works have a strain of romanticism, his works are viewed as modernist literature. Early life Nowy Świat 47, Warsaw, where three-year-old Conrad lived with his parents in 1861 Though the vast majority of the area's inhabitants were Ukrainians, the land was almost completely owned by the Polish szlachta (nobility) that Conrad's parents belonged to. Because of the father's attempts at farming and his political activism, the family moved repeatedly. He stayed with us ten months...
Electric Brae Electric Brae Have you ever rolled up a hill in your car?. At this location on the A719, between Dunure and Croy Bay, this famous brae attracts many visitors. Care must be taken, but one can stop your car on the hill, leave the brakes off, and very slowly your car will roll up the hill. Why? "The 'Electric Brae', known locally as Croy Brae.This runs the quarter mile from the bend overlooking Croy railway viaduct in the west (286 feet Above Ordnance Datum) to the wooded Craigencroy Glen (303 feet above A.O.D.) to the east.Whilest there is this slope of 1 in 86 upwards from the bend at the Glen, the configuration of the land on either side of the road provides an optical illusion making it look as if the slope is going the other way.Therefore, a stationary car on the road with the brakes off will appear to move slowly uphill.The term 'Electric Brae' dates from a time when it was incorrectly thought to be a phenomenon caused by electric or magnetic attraction within the Brae."
The Culzean Experience With its dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history and beautiful surroundings, it's easy to see why Culzean Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. Surrounded by Culzean Country Park, a 242 hectare estate encompassing lush woodland, landscaped gardens and rugged coastline, this 18th-century Scottish castle couldn’t be better placed for a family day out. You could easily spend an entire day exploring the country park alone, but with so many treasure-filled rooms to see inside the castle, it’s well worth making time to enjoy both elements of this magnificent historic attraction. Discover the history of Culzean Castle through an exciting multimedia tour for iPhone and iPad. Download it from the App Store here. Culzean Castle is also one of the best places in Scotland to look out for bats.
Just a thought… - The Anti Arty Farty Party So there’s a possibility that membership of the EU will, after all, be debated in Westminster and might — I’ll believe it when I see it — be put to a referendum. …which got me thinking (I know, I know). Anyway, Call me Dave has stated that he wants the UK to stay in the EU and the result of any referendum would not be binding on Westminster. Is that true for the Scots? My understanding is that the UK is a Parliamentary Democracy with sovereignty held by the Crown in Parliament — that is, the people are not sovereign. So if the UK holds a referendum on this issue how can they disregard the opinion of voters in Scotland? I don’t know, I’m only asking and perhaps someone out there might elucidate for me. BTW I personally believe that when Scotland does become independent (very soon I hope) that we don’t continue membership of a pointless and expensive political union and seek to be members of EFTA and EEA instead.
Moma Wales Гессе, Герман — Википедия Ге́рман Ге́ссе (нем. Hermann Hesse; 2 июля 1877, Кальв, Германия — 9 августа 1962, Монтаньола, Швейцария) — немецкий писатель и художник, лауреат Нобелевской премии (1946). Биография[править | править текст] Детство и юность (1877—1895)[править | править текст] Герман Гессе родился в семье немецких миссионеров. С ранних лет детей воспитывали в духе пиетизма, царившего в доме Гессе. Дом семьи Гессе-Гундертов в Кальве, где писатель провел детские годы. Тюбинген — Базель (1895—1904)[править | править текст] С октября 1895 года Гессе работает стажером в книжной лавке Хекенхауера в Тюбингене. Книжная лавка Хекенхауера в Тюбингене, где Гессе работал в 1895—1899 В 1899 году на сэкономленные деньги Герман публикует небольшую книжку под названием «Романтические песни», включающую в себя стихи написанные до 1898 года. С осени 1899 года Гессе работает в книжном магазине Райха в Базеле. Гайенхофен — Индия — Берн (1904—1914)[править | править текст] В 1912 году Герман и Мария с детьми переезжает в Берн.
Are Racecourse David Cameron wants Scotland to remain in UK 3 October 2011Last updated at 17:28 David Cameron says he is a passionate believer in the union David Cameron said he wanted Scotland to stay in the union but accepted the decision was one for its people alone. His comment came in a BBC interview in which he was asked about a future referendum on Scottish independence. The Tory leader said he was a passionate supporter of the UK and he wanted to see Scotland stay inside it. Mr Cameron, who is attending his party's annual conference, also said he would happily work with any one of the four Scots Tory leadership candidates. On the issue of the union, Mr Cameron said it was a decision for the people of Scotland to take. He added: "I want to keep Scotland in the UK. "I think when they [voters] are asked, I do believe they would like to stay in the UK. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote Prime Minister well briefed by advisers. End QuoteFrom twitter - @TimReidBBC Tim ReidWestminster correspondent, BBC Scotland
D. H. Lawrence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity and instinct. Life and career Early life D. The fourth child of Arthur John Lawrence, a barely literate miner, and Lydia (née Beardsall), a former pupil teacher who, owing to her family's financial difficulties, had to do manual work in a lace factory, Lawrence spent his formative years in the coal mining town of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. The young Lawrence attended Beauvale Board School (now renamed Greasley Beauvale D. Early career In March 1912 Lawrence met Frieda Weekley (née von Richthofen), with whom he was to share the rest of his life. Exile Later life and career
Scotland and Norway: a special relationship? | Andrew Boyle Burns suppers are a Scottish export to Norway. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images It always seemed too good to be true. And today it is all too easy to ridicule Alex Salmond for his vision of a far northern "arc of prosperity", flexing from Reykjavik down to Dublin then across Scotland to Oslo: when the Celtic Tiger was flattened on the road like any other poor moggy, Salmond's drive towards independence for Scotland seemed to falter. But only long enough for Salmond to realign his focus. The Scottish market for Norway's gas has become hugely important to Oslo. In the last decade, malt whisky clubs have spread across Norway like a virulent rash, retail sales of single malts doubling in the same period. Part of the answer was supplied last Friday, when Norwegian publishing house Cappelen Damm held a party to launch the first popular study of Shetland, Orkney, and the Hebrides. Jareg has of course the annals of history and recent scientific studies to back up her point.
Walter de la Mare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Life De la Mare was born in Kent at 83 Maryon Road, Charlton (now part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich), partly descended from a family of French Huguenots, and was educated at St Paul's Cathedral School. He was born to James Edward de la Mare, a principal at the Bank of England, and Lucy Sophia Browning (James' second wife), daughter of Scottish naval surgeon and author Dr Colin Arrott Browning. The suggestion that Lucy was related to poet Robert Browning has been found to be incorrect. In 1892 de la Mare joined the Esperanza Amateur Dramatics Club where he met and fell in love with Elfrida Ingpen, the leading lady, who was ten years older than he. De la Mare's first book, Songs of Childhood, was published under the name Walter Ramal. De la Mare suffered from a coronary thrombosis in 1947 and died of another in 1956. The imagination De la Mare described two distinct "types" of imagination – although "aspects" might be a better term: the childlike and the boylike.