Somerset House was built on the site of a Tudor Palace where Elizabeth I lived before she became Queen. This beautiful neoclassical building is nestled between the Thames and the Strand, enroute from Covent Garden to St Paul's Cathedral. It has an incredible history. The old Somerset House was demolished in 1775 and the new one completed in 1801. It was originally fitted to be a home to the Arts and to accommodate government offices. It now houses a diverse range of creative tenants and the courtyard, which was used as a car park, is now open to the public, used as an ice rink in the winter and was in the opening credits to the 2003 movie Love Actually. The exterior of the building has also featured in the Bond films, Golden Eye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Sherlock Holmes (2009), starring Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr., directed by Guy Ritchie, the 1999 Tim Burton horror film Sleepy Hollow, starring Johnny Depp, and many other films. I love the cute little East wing shop which has a great range of books, stationery and greetings cards from new British designers. They have free tours and it is one of London's gems.
❄️ Looking after your pool in winter ☃️
5 facts to consider when it comes to maintaining your pool over the cooler months:
Clean your pool 💙
If you want to save on pool maintenance you can do a lot of the work yourself. Algae tends to build up in the corners of pools so regularly cleaning is a good way to promote a healthy pool. Be sure to skim your pool and make sure there’s no organic matter left in the water. Next, give all the pool surfaces a thorough clean and vacuum. Make sure all surfaces are scrubbed with a broom or brush to remove any algal growth or build-up from the warmer summer months. Ensure you get to all surfaces to remove the build-up; floor, walls, steps and fixtures. Vacuum the pool, taking care to remove all the debris and organic material you dislodged while scrubbing.
Pekan Raya Jakarta (Jakarta Fair) adalah merupakan pameran perdagangan multi produk sekaligus arena festival terbesar di kawasan Asia Tenggara. Event tahunan ini secara khusus digelar dalam rangka memeriahkan HUT Kota DKI Jakarta. Ajang ini juga menjadi etalase ajang promosi berbagai produk unggulan dalam Negeri dan juga menjadi barometer perkembangan perekonomian nasional. Event akbar ini kembali digelar bertepatan dengan momentum masa libur lebaran serta libur anak sekolah yang menyajikan konten yang lebih seru serta menarik. Pameran multi produk terlengkap, diskon besar-besaran, wisata kuliner terlengkap, wahana permainan anak, dan berbagai konten acara seru lainnya ditujukan untuk memanjakan para pengunjung Jakarta Fair Kemayoran (disalin dan di edit dari https://www.jakartafair.co.id/page_content/about_jfk2019)
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Jinli Street was the most famous place for baldachin - a rich, ornate cloth. And it was one of the busiest commercial areas during the Shu Kingdom (221-263). Hence, it is known as 'First Street of the Shu Kingdom'. In order to reclaim its prosperity of former days, it was restored with contributions from the Wuhou Temple and was opened to public in October of 2004. Since then, visitors from all over China and abroad gather here to relax, admire the traditional-style buildings, and taste some local snacks.
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So there are a number of places in LA to see the Hollywood sign! At Griffith Park Observatory not only do you get a chance to see the sign but you can also explore the planetarium! There are also a ton of hiking trails all around it and some great views of LA!
Have you ever been to a planetarium? Where is your favorite one?
The college in my hometown has one and we used to go on class trips when I was in middle school. I always found stars and planets interesting!