Tag Archives: Places

Places: Paddington (Store) at Paddington Station

Paddington Station is a Central London railway terminus and London Underground station complex, located on Praed Street in the Paddington area. Dating back to at least 1838, the iconic junction has transcended transportation for one very small reason: Paddington Bear! The children’s book character Paddington Bear was named after the … Continue reading

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Places: The DISNEY STORE Lives… Sort of!

Ever since The Disney Store left North America as a stand-alone retail space, we’ve all been in withdrawal! With only online purchasing possible besides an expensive trip to a Disney Theme Park, we hoped for a brick-and-mortar alternative that would … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Old Pump with Windsor Royal Crest?

The House of Windsor is the reigning royal house of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Queen Elizabeth II has just passed away leaving King Charles III in her place upon the throne. I found this old pump in the gardens behind a museum in … Continue reading

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Places: The London Eye in London, England

Recently we made a trip to England and saw many interesting places and things. I have already shared our thoughts on Stonehenge. This post will feature another landmark, although much more modern. The London Eye was designed by the husband-and-wife … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Hampton Court Palace Entrance Pillar

“Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court. Admire Henry’s Great Hall and Tudor kitchens. Discover the spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore Hampton Court Palace’s … Continue reading

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Places: Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. Archaeologists believe that Stonehenge was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The site has been legally protected since 1882 but didn’t become an official heritage site until 1986. Stonehenge is not one of the original … Continue reading

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Mickey’s 1001 Hellos World Tour! Banner

Sometimes you just get lucky and find collaborating merchandise. Years ago, I came across a set of trading cards that featured Disney characters in ethnic costumes visiting various countries from around the world. It was a part of Mickey’s World … Continue reading

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Places: The DAIRY FREEZ Restaurant in Essex, ON

The Reaume family has run this establishment since 1954 and it has become an iconic landmark and family destination in Essex County. They serve ice cream, classic American foods, and other treats. But perhaps the coolest contribution (see what I … Continue reading

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Places: Hawaii (Again) Chacksfield Orchestra LP

Before we begin, please check out my previous post containing not one, but two LPs featuring the music of Hawaii. With that done, I’ve turned up another vinyl record exploiting the phenomenon that was Polynesia with it’s culture and music. … Continue reading

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Places: Hawaiian Holiday and Paradise LPs

On August 21st of 1959 the island chain known as Hawaii became the 50th State of America. And then began the other 49 State’s love affair with all things Polynesian! Americans flocked to Hawaii in droves to soak up the … Continue reading

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