"Stop waiting for friday, for summer, for a boy to fall in love with you. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make something of the moment you’re in right now."

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enchantedengland:

beautifuloxford: On high by skittledog on Flickr. High Street, Oxford. 
enchantedengland: We all want to visit Oxford to view the brilliant breath-taking architecture of the colleges, but there are MORE, yes even more reasons to get yourself there than that. Like what? you say suspiciously. Well, here are a few:
the eleventh century motte-and-bailey Oxford Castle, with its 900 year old crypt. Climb Saxon St George’s Tower, one of Oxford’s oldest buildings, for spectacular city views.
Ashmolean Museum, the world’s first public museum, with works by Michelangelo, Picasso, and Leonardo da Vinci.
Botanic Gardens, with the most diverse collection of plants in the world.
a plethora of book shops, antiquarian, specialist, and new; including Blackwell’s Books, the largest book space in Europe.
Covered Market, the oldest covered market in England, with its atmospheric and unusual small shops; including a chocolate shop, a cake shop, a fine butchers shop, a hat shop, and a lovely lovely florists’ shop.
   Oxford city centre is very compact and walkable. Many areas are pedestrianised, and all major tourist sights are well-signposted. You know you want to go.
   # not-so-subliminal messages    #I don’t know why I care it’s not as if they are paying me to advertise although they should

enchantedengland:

beautifuloxfordOn high by skittledog on Flickr. High Street, Oxford. 

enchantedengland: We all want to visit Oxford to view the brilliant breath-taking architecture of the colleges, but there are MORE, yes even more reasons to get yourself there than that. Like what? you say suspiciously. Well, here are a few:

  • the eleventh century motte-and-bailey Oxford Castle, with its 900 year old crypt. Climb Saxon St George’s Tower, one of Oxford’s oldest buildings, for spectacular city views.
  • Ashmolean Museum, the world’s first public museum, with works by Michelangelo, Picasso, and Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Botanic Gardens, with the most diverse collection of plants in the world.
  • a plethora of book shops, antiquarian, specialist, and new; including Blackwell’s Books, the largest book space in Europe.
  • Covered Market, the oldest covered market in England, with its atmospheric and unusual small shops; including a chocolate shop, a cake shop, a fine butchers shop, a hat shop, and a lovely lovely florists’ shop.

   Oxford city centre is very compact and walkable. Many areas are pedestrianised, and all major tourist sights are well-signposted. You know you want to go.

   # not-so-subliminal messages    #I don’t know why I care it’s not as if they are paying me to advertise although they should





yukime:

London is always calling…

yukime:

London is always calling…




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Celebrating Loi Krathong (ลอยกระทง) and Yi Peng (ยี่เป็ง) 2013

For more photos and videos from the 2013 Loi Krathong and Yi Peng celebrations, browse the #ลอยกระทง (Loi Krathong), #ยี่เป็ง (Yi Peng) and #โคมลอย (khom loi) hashtags.

On the evening of the full moon on the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar, people from Thailand and parts of Laos and Burma come together to celebrate the Loi Krathong (ลอยกระทง) festival. Taking place during a time when rivers traditionally flood, the festival is celebrated with the construction of small, elaborately decorated floats, called krathongs, that people set loose in rivers to float away with the current. For some, the festival marks a moment to honor Buddha and a chance to let go of negative thoughts as you set your krathong afloat. For others, the krathong stands as an offering of thanks to the goddess of water, Phra Mae Khongkha (พระแม่คงคา).

The Loi Krathong celebration coincides with the Lanna holiday of Yi Peng (ยี่เป็ง) that occurs in northern Thailand. For this night, which is a time for Buddhist meditation or “merit-making,” celebrants launch thousands of paper lanterns, or khom loi (โคมลอย), into the air. The latnerns, often set off in great numbers simultaneously, create giant glowing clusters that drift through the night sky.

The city of Chiang Mai is known for its elaborate celebration of both holidays, resulting in one of Thailand’s most iconic sights: a city aglow with lanterns floating through both the water and sky.









enchantedengland:

enchantedengland: This is Fleet Street in London; and you cannot miss Fleet Street, should you be fortunate enough to find yourself frolicking and capering about London.
   Ye Olde Cock Tavern was originally built before the 17th century and frequented by Alfred Tennyson, Charles Dickens, and Samuel Pepys, among other worthies. It is open for business and is a nice little pub. 

enchantedengland:

enchantedengland: This is Fleet Street in London; and you cannot miss Fleet Street, should you be fortunate enough to find yourself frolicking and capering about London.

   Ye Olde Cock Tavern was originally built before the 17th century and frequented by Alfred Tennyson, Charles Dickens, and Samuel Pepys, among other worthies. It is open for business and is a nice little pub. 

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