London, United Kingdom

Sir Robert Peel (1778-1850) invented the modern police in England. In London, the policemen are so identified with the politician who created them that they were referred to as “Bobbies”, after the popular nickname for Robert. November 2014. Sir Robert Peel (1778-1850) a inventé la police moderne en Angleterre. A Londres, les policiers sont tellement associés à…

Londres

London, United Kingdom

In the 1960’s, Carnaby Street was one of the coolest destinations of the Swinging London as the Marquee Club was located around the corner. Many years later, these two English girls have kept the spirit alive. November 2014. Dans les années 60, Carnaby Street était une des destinations les plus cools du Swinging London car…

Edimbourg

Edinburgh, Scotland

J.K. Rowling is said to have written the first Harry Potter novel in Edinburgh. You cannot help thinking about Harry Pother when see Scottish children in the streets. Most pupils in the Scottish capital wear school uniforms that are rather strict. November 2014. On dit que J.K. Rowling a écrit le premier roman de la…

London

London, United Kingdom

The practice of wearing clothes decorated with so-called pearl, actually mother-of-pearl buttons, originated in the 19th century. The people wearing them are called Pearly Kings and Queens, or pearlies. Each group is associated with a church in central London and is committed to raising money for London-based charities. The Pearly King and Queens of Tower…

Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne, United Kingdom

It is the end of the intermission at the Glyndebourne festival. Young conductor Philippe Jordan (born 1974) is part of the audience. He walks back to his seat with a friend of his. August 2000. C’est la fin de l’entracte au festival de Glyndebourne. Le jeune chef d’orchestre Philippe Jordan (né en 1974) fait partie…

Edimbourg

Edinburgh, Scotland

The Edinburgh tartan weaving mill occupies the building which used to be the Castle Hill reservoir. There are working looms and you may watch busy workers. November 2014. La filature de tartan d’Edimbourg occupe le bâtiment qui était autrefois le réservoir d’eau du quartier de Castle Hill. Il y a des métiers à tisser en…