Lunch in Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square is a large garden square in the exclusive Mayfair district of London, England. It is the centrepiece of the Mayfair property of the Duke of Westminster, and takes its name from their surname, “Grosvenor”. The central garden, which was originally reserved for the use of the occupants of the houses as was standard […]

Gurkhas in St James’s Park

Gurkhas in St James’s Park, London. The Gurkhas are military unit in the British army, enlisted in Nepal. Although they meet many of the requirements of Article 47 of Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions defining mercenaries, they are exempt under clauses 47(a)(c)(d)(e)&(f), as is the French Foreign Legion. Gurkha units are closely associated with […]

Cathedral in the mist

Lincoln Cathedral on a January morning. Lincoln Cathedral is located in Lincoln, England and seat of the Bishop of Lincoln in the Church of England. Building commenced in 1088 and continued in several phases throughout the medieval period. It was reputedly the tallest building in the world for 238 years (1311–1549). The central spire collapsed […]

Filming The Da Vinci Code at Lincoln Cathedral

Part of the filming of this epic book was filmed at Lincoln Cathedral which was used as a double for Westminster Abbey in London. Officials from the Abbey refused to allow filming to take place inside, claiming that the book is “theologically unsound”. The film has been directed by Oscar winning director Ron Howard. On […]