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R. Kipling family home Bateman’s

Bateman’s is a 17th-century house located in Burwash, East Sussex. It was a home of Rudyard Kipling from 1902 until his death in 1936.

Etchingham is a village in East Sussex and located on the way to Burwash and Bateman’s.

A bronze statue of Rudyard Kipling is unveiled in Burwash. It shows him seated on a bench with a book called “Just so”. This statue celebrates the work of Kipling and also encourages more visitors of Bateman’s to come into the wonderful village of Burwash itself.

Bateman’s is a beautiful old sandstone house surrounded by Sussex countryside. It was bought by Rudyard Kipling and his wife who fell in love with the house at first sight, it became a family home.

The rooms are much as he left them: artifacts from his Eastern adventures, a book lined study, his Nobel prize certificate for literature, a phonograph playing music.

An amazing garden with an orchard, herb garden, pond and wildflower meadow surrounds the house.

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Magnificent England

Hastings

Hastings is a town in East Sussex, England, most famous for the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This town is home to the largest beach-launched fleet in Europe, the ruins of the first castle in England to be built by Willian the Conqueror.

Hastings beach Rock-a-Nore.

Hastings Old Town is a charming mix of beautiful houses, narrow streets, museums, fish market.

Hastings Castle located on a cliff top of the West Hill is a great part of English history from 1066 of modern days. The savage storms of the 13th century brought chaos to Hastings, so the large parts of the castle fell into the sea.

Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve.

Hastings Beach.

Rye

Rye, in East Sussex, is one of England’s most beautiful medieval towns, each street of it has a unique style. If you wander along the Mermaid, Watchbell streets and Church Square you will come across houses declaring they were rebuilt and refurbished in 1450.

Rye Harbour is an amazing place for nature lovers and has a rare coastal landscape. This red roofed hut, also known as Gran’s Hut, is one of the most photographed things. It looks simple but eye-catching. The date it was first built is unknown, but was in use from the early 1900’s to store fishing and shrimping equipment.

Battle

The town of Battle is located in the south east of England, best known for being the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Each street of this town or even a small corner or a shop has its own unique style and beauty.

Battle museum of local history is set in walled gardens of Battle’s Almonry. This charity-based and independent museum is solely run by volunteers. The museum has a collection covering 125 million years of history in Battle.

Battle Abbey is a partially ruined abbey which was built on the site of the Battle of Hastings by William the Conqueror and Normans as a penance of killing so many people during their conquest of England. The Abbey is dedicated to St.Martin. Its church was finished in about 1094.

Battlefield is now a peaceful place with the beautiful nature and sheep everywhere.

Bexhill-on-Sea

Bexhill is an ancient seaside town located in the East Sussex.

“And tell me grey seal
How does it feel
To be so wise
To see through eyes
That only see what’s real
Tell me grey seal” (c) Elton John, Bernie Taupin

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Beautiful England

 

Hastings

Hastings is a town in East Sussex, England, most famous for the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This town is a home to the largest beach-launched fleet in Europe, the ruins of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror.

Hastings Castle located on a cliff top of the West Hill is a great part of English history from 1066 to modern days. The savage storms of the 13th century brought chaos to Hastings, so the large parts of the castle fell into the sea.

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The Old Town is a charming mix of beautiful houses, narrow streets, museums, fish market and famous local sunken ships.

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Pevensey Bay

Pevensey Bay is a beautiful and cozy old fishing village founded in 1600 as Wallsend, the end of the sea wall from Eastbourne.

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Pevensey castle

Pevensey Castle has a history stretching back over 1700 years, beginning in the 4th century as one of the strongest Roman Saxon Shore forts, two-third of whose towered walls still stand. Its impressive ruins stand on what was once a peninsula surrounded by sea and salt marsh projecting from the mainland of the Sussex coast.

Lewes

At the heart of Sussex lies an amazing town of Lewes (probably founded in 6th century), a mixture of medieval streets, old English churches, tiny alleyways. Lewes is also a market town of small independent retailers, bookshops, music shops.

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Harvey’s Brewery.

Established in 1790 and handsomely rebuilt in 1880 by William Bradford. The only survivor of the town’s seven Victorian breweries.

M Hamid Star Pottery

Star Pottery was established in Lewes in 1989 and since then Mohamed Hamid and his students and associates produce a wide range on amazingly beautiful handmade items.

Lewes Castle

Castle was built soon after one of the great turning points in English history. It is more than 900 years old and one of the earliest Norman strongholds in England.

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Ruins of 11th century monastery

Eastbourne

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Redoubt Fortress

Fortress dating back 200 years, was built to defend against Napoleon and was used in WWI and WWII.

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Wish Tower

Martello Tower Number 66

In the beginning of 19th century the British Empire feared a French invasion so 74 Martello towers were built along the Kent and Sussex coastlines from Folkstone to Seaford between 1805 and 1808.

Beachy Head

The White Chalk Cliffs at Beachy Head were formed between 65 and 100 million years ago when the land was completely covered by the sea.

The light from the Beachy Head Lighthouse first shone on the 2nd October 1902.

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Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

The hills and dips of the chalk cliffs between Cuckmere Haven and Birling Gap all have names. The original Seven Sisters now count as eight due to erosion dividing two of the hills.

The view of the white cliffs just makes you feel so amazed!

There is also a lighthouse built on the hill, the light from which first shone on the 11 October 1834.

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London, St. James Park

 

 

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Christmas mood in London!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London. Beautiful sparkling lights have been switched almost on every street.

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Christmas is officially begun in Leicester square as city’s festive and cozy market offering everything from gifts to tasty treats. It’s easy to feel Christmas and New Year mood while visiting this nice market. By the way, William Shakespeare is celebrating Christmas with everyone else there!

Carnaby street looks like exotic tropical garden this year!

Covent Garden market. 

House of MinaLima celebrates Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima graphic works for Harry Potter franchise as well as their own creations. It is a combination of a beautiful and interesting gallery and store which looks so cozy and Christmassy nowadays.

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Skating rink at the Tower of London looks very impressive. It is located exactly where a moat used to be centuries ago!

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Tower Bridge.

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Another great and unusual place for a skating rink! This is Sommerset House, a large and magnificent Neoclassical building which is home for arts and learning and a popular film location.

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Beautiful streets of London.

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Colorful and crowded Portobello market with a great amount of vintage shops. The most famous one is Alice’s or Mr.Gruber’s if you like Paddington Bear movies. 😊

Cute Paddington Bear is sitting on the railway platform under the large station clock where Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met him! 🐻😊

There are also many P.B. installations around the city, which are dedicated to the new movie out in November! For example, in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

And in front of the O2 arena.

The final picture shows true London classics: Trafalgar square which is surrounded by a lot of red buses.

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Deep Purple “The Long Goodbye Tour”, London

Deep Purple can never disappoint! Absolutely great musicians, incredible acoustics, setlist which included some classics and new songs that sound really cool live. The sound was amazing, crystal clear and so detailed! Visual effects of the show were very special too.  

I still hope it will not be their goodbye tour, and they continue making people around the world happy with their music and live shows!

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