Try something new

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This April we went to Bournemouth and I tried the Zip wire, that wasn’t planned and I just like to try it – that was and easy part. Hardest part when is dressed up and I walked up for the start, I asked how I go off from the platform – I had it 2 choices: – I jump off or I walking off and I need hold the wire. I walked from and I couldn’t imagine how I can hold the wire, very soon everything went to be perfect and on half way I had a time waving for my partner. Every minutes worth it that experience. I still Feel the Difference 🙂

I can’t help it

I just like Lily Calla flowers so much and I prefer in white fortunately this year lots of grown in our garden between 29.04.2014. – 23.06.2014 I taken 240 pictures of them, perhaps too muchI can’t help it, this is just more than 4 and less than 4 ½ picture a day 😉 I like Lily Calla – because looking beautiful, graceful, stylish, elegant, smart and simple. Pictures by me – Susanna Huse with my Nokia C7 phone, slide show without audio.

every dreams coming true

sometimes we couldn’t realize that and/or can’t accepting, just take a time and everything arriving on the right time in your life. I always wanted visiting the Kew Gardens and finally we went there one sunny Sunday, I made videos from my pictures, sorry no audio with my slideshow 😦 because lots of pictures in it.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, usually referred to as Kew Gardens, comprises 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasshouses between Richmond and Kew in Richmond upon Thames in southwest London, England. “The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew” and the brand name “Kew” are also used as umbrella terms for the institution that runs both the gardens at Kew and Wakehurst Place gardens in Sussex. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is an internationally important botanical research and education institution, Created in 1759, the gardens celebrated their 250th anniversary in 2009. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is the world’s largest collection of living plants. The organisation employs more than 650 scientists and other staff. The living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over seven million preserved plant specimens. The library contains more than 750,000 volumes, and the illustrations collection contains more than 175,000 prints and drawings of plants. The Kew site includes four Grade I listed buildings and 36 Grade II listed structures in an internationally significant landscape – source Wikipedia

Roman Catholic Cathedral in Arundel

Arundel Roman Catholic Cathedral situated in a prominent position in London Road, Arundel, West Sussex, England. The cathedral overlooks the ancient town of Arundel on the west bank of the river Arun, where the valley opens out into the coastal plain.Near Arundel Ancient Castle, Stately Home and Gardens. 

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Arundel is a market town and civil parish in the South Downs of West Sussex in the south of England. It lies 49 miles (79 km) south southwest of London, 18 miles (29 km) west of Brighton, and 10 miles (16 km) east of the county town of Chichester. Other nearby towns include Worthing east southeast, Littlehampton to the south and Bognor Regis to the southwest. The River Arun runs through the eastern side of the town. The town is famous for its historic castle and cathedral.

Arundel

Arundel Castle is a stately home as well as an ancient castle and is located in a commanding position on a hill in West Sussex overlooking the River Arun, originally constructed to defend the approaches to Sussex from attack.

The Castle construction began as a motte (artificial mound ) and a gatehouse in the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel a loyal Baron of William the Conqueror. Subsequently the Castle became the family home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for over 850 years. The present building is the result of massive restoration carried out by the 15th Duke of Norfolk between 1875 and 1900. It was one of the first English country houses to be fitted with electric light, lifts and central heating. The building plan bears a great similarity with Royal Windsor Castle.

The results of all this history are housed in the Castle in the form of fine furniture dating from the 16th century, tapestries, clocks, and fine paintings, this combined with the magnificent views of beautiful Sussex downland and out to sea, plus 30 acres of grounds including several gardens, make for an excellent day out.

The building we see now owes much to Henry,15th Duke of Norfolk (1847-1917) and the restoration project was completed in 1900. It was one of the first English country houses to be fitted with electric light, integral fire fighting equipment, service lifts and central heating. The gravity fed domestic water supply also supplied the town. Electricity cost over £36,000 to install, but the splendidly carved chimney piece in the Drawing Room only cost £150!

Arundel Castle is now the home of The Duke and Duchess of Norfolk and their children. The Duke of Norfolk is the Premier Duke, the title having been conferred on Sir John Howard in 1483 by his friend King Richard III. The Dukedom has carried with it the hereditary office of Earl Marshal of England. This means that the Duke is in charge of state ceremonial such as the coronation and funeral of the sovereign and such occasions as the sovereign declares shall be a state occasion, e.g. the investiture of HRH The Prince of Wales and the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. Visitors often ask about the relationship of the English sovereign to the Dukes of Norfolk: they share a common ancestor in King Edward I (1239-1307) and also King Edward III (1312-1377). As Earl Marshal, the Duke is head of the College of Arms, founded in 1484, the official authority on heraldry and genealogy in England and Wales.

Founded in 1390 by the 4th Earl of Arundel and situated in the grounds of Arundel Castle, the Fitzalan Chapel is still the burial place of the Dukes of Norfolk. It is a fine example of Gothic architecture with a carved timber roof and choir stalls. The carved stone tombs are of major artistic interest. In 1879 it was determined that the Chapel did not form part of the Protestant parish church but was an independent ecclesiastical structure and therefore remains Catholic. A glass wall now divides the Chapel from the parish church; an unusual, if not unique, anomaly in England. Access involves a ramp and a step to the gardens and 9 steps up to the Chapel.