Posts Tagged ‘uk’

July 6, 2012

Francis Unson:

The Shard, the tallest building in the UK and, indeed, Europe, stands at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft).  The Shard is also the second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, after the 330-meter (1,083 ft) concrete tower at the Emley Moor transmitting station.

Originally posted on A Life In London*:

Freshly constructed, Europe’s tallest building looks like a giant alien mothership has landed.

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Top 20 Places to Visit in Europe

July 11, 2011

Traveling across Europe is many Americans’ dreams, whether it is backpacking through it, honeymooning in it, or spending an extended holiday immersed in it.  If you are visiting for a short time, it can be quite stressful to figure out which places to visit and explore.  There are so many beautiful sights to see all over Europe.  So here is a list of the twenty best European vacation spots:

Barcelona

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Paris

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Lisbon, Portugal

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Berlin

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Budapest, Hungary

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Prague

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Amsterdam

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

London

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Istanbul

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Madrid

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Rome

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Florence

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Copenhagen

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Crete, Greece

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Zurich

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

St. Petersburg

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Mykonos, Greece

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Krakow, Poland

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

The next time you plan on taking a trip to Europe, make sure to visit the sights of at least one of these 20 cities.

These spots have many points of interest to visit and things to see and do.  You can experience the culture of these many great places which, as you will discover, you can never do in just one day.  Now choosing where to go is the hard part!  Europe is a beautiful place and should be explored widely.  When going to a different country you should always remember to pack lightly and travel smart!

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Taylor P.

Are you still using Internet Explorer 6?

February 2, 2010

Please retweetCiting security flaws and outdated technology, a petition is calling for the UK government to phase out Internet Explorer 6 (IE6).  While the government is reluctant to upgrade the software due to the massive task, the petition authors hope that the public would lead the drive to upgrade the web browser.  The latest campaign to do away with IE6 gained momentum recently when Google revealed that it had been a weak link in a cyber attack.  The French and German governments strongly advised its citizens to move to a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome until Microsoft fixed the security hole.  In response to mounting international pressure, Microsoft patched the hole in IE6 in January, three weeks ahead of schedule.  Read more

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Francis M. Unson

“Hope for Haiti” telethon on Friday, January 22, 2010

January 20, 2010

Please retweetThe unions and collaborations that take place in the face of disaster are intriguing.

The Irish rock band, U2, hip hop artist, Jay-Z, and R&B artist, Rihanna, are due to appear together in London on Friday as part of the “Hope for Haiti” telethon.  Although a single has been recorded, it is not clear whether it will be released or premiered during the telethon.  Other acts that will take part in the telethon include Coldplay in London; Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, and Keith Urban in Los Angeles; and Wyclef Jean, Sting, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Bruce Springsteen in New York.  Many other acts are also set to perform.  The telethon will air at 8PM, EST, on MTV, VH1, CMT, BET, PBS, CNN, Bravo, and a host of other networks.  In addition, the telethon will be streamed live on websites including YouTube, MySpace and AOL.

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Francis M. Unson


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