Un paseo y algo más por las calles de Londres VI

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En estas citas que mantengo habitualmente con los siempre inteligentes lectores que me seguís o que me encontráis por primera vez trato siempre de despertar el interés de cada uno de vosotros por algún aspecto inédito de cada uno de los sitios que vamos visitando, bien se trate del pasado o bien del momento presente. Esa es también mi intención respecto a Southwark y Bankside, los dos barrios londinenses a los que te invito hoy a recorrer en mutua compañía. Bankside es un distrito de Londres, y parte del distrito londinense de Southwark. Bankside está situado en la orilla sur del río Támesis, a 2,4 km. al este de Charing Cross.

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To say that walnuts are a nutritious food is a bit of an understatement.

Walnuts provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals — and that’s just the beginning of how they may support your health.

In fact, there’s so much interest in this one nut that for the past 50 years, scientists and industry experts have gathered annually at the University of California, Davis, for a walnut conference discussing the latest walnut health research.

The most common variety of walnut is the English walnut, which is also the most studied type.

Here are 13 science-based health benefits of walnuts.

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14 Very best places in the UK to visit

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Yup, there are so many incredible and a heap of the best places in the UK to visit. So much so that you’ll be spoilt for choice.

From the itty-bitty hamlets that are nestled within the Cotswolds to historic cities such as Edinburgh and York, there’s an epic amount of places and probably some unusual traditions that we have, too! 

…I mean, who doesn’t love seeing locals running down a hill after wheels of cheese! (yup, an actual tradition).

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Honestly, for me, I always try to remind others that the UK is so much more than London. Yeah, all the areas of London are amazing to explore; but we really do have a shed load of gorgeous places across the whole of the UK to visit.

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Anyway, before my love of everything cheese-based takes over,  take a look at these best places in the UK that are totally worth seeing. 

1.) Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire

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Robin Hood’s Bay is one stunning little spot to visit on the north of England that’s gorgeous to visit. This tiny little hamlet is nestled within the cliffs of Yorkshire and perched right on the Northern Sea coast.

Now, the whole place has a pretty long history, dating back well over 1,000 years.

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Once a sleepy little fishing village (with no roads to the village), it became a smugglers haven.

You see, contraband alcohol was brought in the dark of night and burrowed within the many tunnels and cellars that were dug underneath the houses. Nowadays, a little glass of sherry isn’t illegal and there’s a good list of old English pubs that dot the town.

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Anyway, make sure to visit the Old Post Office for some cake and a proper cup of Yorkshire tea. I mean, it’s Yorkshire after all, you’ve gotta have a good brew.

Read more: Best things to do in the North of England

2.) Ullswater, The Lake District

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The Lake District is the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and one that you shouldn’t miss. Now, the whole region has quite a few lakes, with Windermere being the largest (and most popular).

That being said, I have to be honest and say I prefer Ullswater (the 2nd largest) which is much quieter and on par (if not better, dare I say) than Windermere.

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The Perfect 4 Day Itinerary For Visiting England's Beautiful Lake District (89)

We stayed at the amazing Another Place: The Lake, which was amazing. From there, we took the Ullswater Steamer across the lake, hiked the local mountains and paddle boarded our way over the lake.

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It’s a really special place to experience, especially if you want to enjoy a quieter side of the Lake District.

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It really is one of the best places in the UK to explore if you love nature. 

Read more on how to visit the Lake District

3.) Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Cambridge is a relatively small city (by international standards, at least) but it packs a hefty punch on things you have to see and do.

Make sure you visit King’s College and the King’s College Chapel, where you can still see a massive wooden screen that Henry VIII gave to Anne Boleyn as a gift. It still has their initials inscribed upon it.

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For a tasty bite to eat, head over to Fitzbillies for one of their famous brunches and glorious homemade cakes.

Make sure to head out punting on the River Cam and see the best views of the city from Great St. Mary’s Church(next time King’s College). Be warned, though, the historic stone tower shakes quite a bit when the bells are ringing.

All that being said, it’s easily one of the best places in the UK to visit that’s perfect for a day trip from London.

Read more: Best things to do in Cambridge

4.) Malton, Yorkshire

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Possibly one of the best food spots in the UK, Malton is a place that I guarantee you’ll fall head over heels for; especially if you love little towns.

Over the last 10 years, or so, this small market town has transformed from a sleepy little community to a bustling spot for amazing local food, Yorkshire produces that (without sounding too cheesy) are made with loads of love.

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Spend the day wandering around the countless little stores and shops and make sure to indulge with mountains of freshly roasted coffee at ROOST and gorge on homemade gelato at Groovy Moo.

Oh yeah, make sure to wear elasticated pants too! You’ll fill your tummy.

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It’s easily one of the best places in the UK to spend a morning before exploring the rest of Yorkshire. 

Read more on visiting Malton, right here

5.) Bath, Somerset

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The Roman city of Bath is one of the best places in the UK, especially for a historic city.

You see, the whole city centre is heavily protected, meaning its character and charm have been kept for us all to enjoy today.

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Wander through the old Roman Baths, see the Royal Crescent and gorge on one of Sally Lunn’s Buns. In fact, take some home with you too, I guarantee you’ll want more than one.

Read more: Best things to do in Bath

6.) The Scilly Isles

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Now, it’s not often you think of the UK as tropical but the Scilly Isles are just that.

Because of where they ‘re situated (30 miles, or so), off the coast of Cornwall, this tiny group of islands benefit from the Gulf Stream that brings the lovely warm currents from the Caribbean.

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Fly over to the islands from Exeter or Newquay that’s near Watergate Bay (or take the ferry, too).

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Once there, explore a few of the islands and find one gorgeous stone cottages to rent on one of the islands.

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Make sure to run to also rent a bike, head into the bay shallow waters for kayaking and wander the charming tropical gardens on Tresco Island. They really are some of the best places in the UK if you want an island adventure. 

Read more: 1-week itinerary to explore the Scilly Isles

7.) Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh is one of my favourite Scottish cities. With thousands of years of history, a castle onto of an ancient volcanic butte and the picturesque old town, it really is a great place to dip into the beauty of a Scottish city.

Be sure to check out the Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace (the Queen’s palace whilst in Edinburgh),

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Also, if it’s your first time in the city, check out some of these free things, some of the cities best bars and a few of Edinburgh’s secret spots that are hidden in plain sight. It’s totally one of the best places in the UK to visit when exploring the beauty of Scotland. 

Read more: Best things to do in Edinburgh

8.) Watergate Bay, Cornwall

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Watergate Bay is a gorgeous little beach spot that’s just so lovely. On the north coast of Cornwall, near Newquay, it’s a great place to unwind, do some surfing or just relax on the sandy beach.

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We stayed at the beautiful Watergate Bay Hotel, which is a perfect mix of laid-back luxury with none of the pomp.

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Even for breakfast alone, it’s one of the best places in the UK! Their waffles are to die for! 

Read more on visiting the Watergate Bay

9.) Portmeirion, Wales

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Nestled within Snowdonia National Park, right on the Cardigan coastline is a picturesque Italian village that’s is definitely one of the best places in the UK.

Now, it’s not often you associate Italian villages with Wales but this place is just that. An Italian-Welsh village.

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If you’re blessed with a warm and sunny day, you won’t even believe you’re in the UK. It really is a secret little spot that you must visit when in this area.

Visiting Wales? Check out some of these amazing spots

10.) Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

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Possibly one of the UK’s largest National Parks, the Cairngorms is one vast place to explore. It’s easiest to visit the Cairngorms by car but you can also travel to train and arrange daily tours if you don’t drive.

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Make sure to rent a bike, head into the countryside and really immersive yourself in this unspoilt landscape. Oh, also, stop for some epic cakes and Scottish tea at the Druie Restaurant Cafe – it’s a delicious little spot.

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For a little more strenuous activity, think about hiking on one of the well-established trails that criss-cross this region or take a quad bike tour of the countryside.

Finally, make sure to spot some deer. They’re some of the most famous residents here and one of the best places in the UK to see them. 

Read more on visiting the Cairngorms

11.) The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

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Okay, so The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland has become a pretty popular spot to visit in recent years. I mean, the whole road looks incredible, especially with the twisted beech trees that line the lane.

As I mentioned in our bumper Irish post, the easiest way to get here is by car. Now, t’s best to follow the postcode of ‘BT53 8TP’ on Google Maps or your car’s GPS system; this way, you’ll get less lost! 

Now, the road itself can get pretty busy with other visitors, so if you want a quieter view, head over early in the morning or just before sunset. That being said, it’s still one of the best places in the UK to explore when in Northern Ireland

Read more: Best things to do in Northern Ireland

12.) The Cotswolds, England

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This gorgeous area of England is as quaint as you can imagine. It’s easily one best places in the UK that’s so easy to visit in a car.

Think, rolling green hills, crooked little cottages and cosy little tea-shops to eat as many scones as possible. It really is a gorgeous area.

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There are a few places you should definitely visit, especially around Bibury to see one of the UK’s prettiest streets, Arlington Row. Another gorgeous spot is Castle Combe, head here for a little exploration of the village and head into the local, King John’s Hunting Lodge for a tasty lunch.

There are a few other beautiful villages you should definitely see, like Bourton-on-the-Water, the gorgeous LacockBroadway and Stow-on-the-Wold. All are picture-perfect and some of the prettiest places to visit when in the area.

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For a great spot to rest your head, head over to The Wood Norton Hotel, a grand old house that’s so stunning inside.

Read more: Best things to do in the Cotswolds

13.) The Highlands, Scotland

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Now, it really is hard to pinpoint just one spot in the Highlands, I can easily run off a whole notebook of 50-or-so spots you should definitely see, which I popped into a full guide, here.

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If you drive, this is one of the places to really head out and find some of the gorgeous spots that are scattered across the region.

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Make sure you head over to Bealach na Ba, which is one dramatic glacial valley to see. Also, don’t forget to make a pit-stop in beautiful ApplecrossTorridon and Plockton too.

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If you have even more time, you can even pop over to the Isle of Skye via the ferry or the bridge link. It’s easily one of the best places in the UK to visit when in the Highlands.

Read all the spots you should see in the Highlands

14.) Belfast, Northern Ireland

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If you’re looking for a city vibe whilst in Northern Ireland, head over to Belfast, that’s about 60 -minutes from The Dark Hedges by car. The Titanic Belfast is also an incredible experience you should see, whilst the Ulster Museum is a great place to visit should the weather take a turn for the worse.

Oh, and don’t forget to gorge at The Muddlers Club who’ve created a scrumptious tasting menu.

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Un paseo y algo más por las calles de Londres V

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Tras dejar atrás no pocos centros de interés en nuestras visitas a las calles y barrios de Londres hoy le toca el turno a Bloomsbury, uno de los barrios más representativos de la cultura londinense y por ende de la inglesa. Perteneciente al renombrado municipio de Camden este barrio puede presumir con orgullo de albergar no pocos focos de la cultura, educación e investigación. Pero antes de citarlos profusamente repasemos juntos unos cuantos antecedentes históricos de este hermoso lugar de grandes alardes pero con cierto aspecto de aldea en el mismísimo centro de Londres.

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Bloomsbury, antecedentes históricos.
La primera mención a la existencia de Boomsbury se produce en el ya citado en otras ocasiones Domesday Book, no en vano este fue el primer registro o censo de Inglaterra. Este se completó en 1086, y es en esta fecha cuando se describe la zona indicando que tenía viñedos y “bosques para 100 cerdos”. Se repite una vez más el empleo por parte de los registradores ingleses de aquel entonces de la vara de medir la importancia de un lugar basada en el número de cerdos que un determinado bosque o zona podía acoger. Tantos cerdos tanta riqueza. Los pobres cerdos sin saberlo desempeñaron en aquellas fechas un rol en la economía inglesa que nunca se hubieran imaginado. Hoy en día la riqueza se mide por otros factores y para deshonra de éstos los cerdos no ocupan los lugares preponderantes.

En 1201 se le dio al área el nombre de Bloomsbury cuando William de Blemond, un terrateniente normando adquirió los terrenos.

En el siglo XIV, el área pasó a ser de dominio eclesiástico a través de los monjes de la orden de los Certosinos. Con el cisma anglicano y la disolución de los monasterios por parte de Enrique VIII la propiedad pasó a manos de la nobleza ciudadana que inició el desarrollo urbano.

En el siglo XVI la tierra se le concedió a Thomas Wriothesley, primer conde de Southampton. Su bisnieto, el cuarto conde de Southampton, comenzó el desarrollo de la zona de Bloomsbury, incluyendo la construcción de Southampton House, y después Bedford House, en lo que hoy es Bedford Square. Por 1667, su hija Lady Rachel Vaughan heredó la finca y en 1669 ésta se casó con William, Lord Russell, hijo y heredero del quinto duque de Bedford con lo que Bloomsbury Estate se incorporó a la familia Russell.

Gran parte de la zona de Bloomsbury desde 1669 se ha gestionado y desarrollado por la familia de Russell y hoy es administrado por la oficina de Bedford Estate en Londres.

Tour of Bloomsbury, London

Bloomsbury, lo que hay que saber.
En Bloomsbury, área de grandes edificios coloniales, universidades de prestigio internacional y museos de incomparable valor, se prodigan la historia, cultura, tradición y arte, siendo el British Museum el corazón del barrio. Éste forma una especie de cuadrilátero en el que están presentes Euston, Tottteham Court Road, Holborn, St Pancreas y King’s Cross. Sus vecinos más cercanos son Covent Garden al sur, Camden y Regent’s Park al norte.

Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Vaneesa Bell, Charles Darwin, John Maynard Keynes y Bob Marley fueron algunos de los personajes que en alguna época de su vida residieron en Bloomsbury.

Casi todas las universidades de Londres están en Bloomsbury: La SOAS (School of Orientale and African Studies), la Universidad de estudios asiáticos más prestigiosa en el mundo, Birbeck College, UCL (University College London), la Royal Accademy of Dramatic Art, la School of Advanced Study, la London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, son sólo algunas de ellas.

En la avenida de Malet Street se encuentra el célebre edificio administrativo de la University of London, el Senate House (en el cual se inspiró George Orwell por 1984); en su interior, hay una de las bibliotecas más antigua y famosa del mundo, la Senate House Library.

Las plazas Russell Square, Bloomsbury Square y Bedford Square, están contorneadas por edificios de estilo georgiano, muchos de los cuales custodian objetos de valor inestimable.

Ee el Foundling Museum se puede admirar la colección de arte del Foundling Hospital y conocer todo sobre artistas de la talla de Hogarth, Handel y de su fundador Capitano Coram. En la Picture Gallery, además, es posible visitar las pinturas de celebres artistas como Reynolds, Wilson y Hudson, y también los manuscritos de Handel que aquí compuso su Messiah.

En el 48 de Doughty Street se encuentra el Museo de Dickens, una sencilla habitación donde el escritor vivió tres años desde el 1837. Aquí compuso Oliver Twist y otras obras famosas, hoy recogidas y conservadas en la casa-museo, junto con otros objetos personales.

Bloomsbury tiene también un interesante museo, el Petrie Museum de Arqueología Egipcia. Gestionado por el Instituto de Arqueología, el museo contiene más de 80.000 objetos históricos del antiguo Egipto. La relevancia de su colección es como la de los grandes museos internacionales como por ejemplo el Museo del Cairo, el cercano British Museum y el Museo Egipcio de Berlín.

De grande importancia son también los hospitales de Bloomsbury, muy avanzados en la investigación médica y científica. Particularmente la University College Hospitale y el Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Los monumentos históricos presentes están caracterizados por la arquitectura religiosa: la iglesia de St George, construida por Nicholas Hawksmoor en 1716, se presenta con una bonita fachada de estilo corintio. La espléndida iglesia del Cristo Rey, de 1853, de estilo neogótico está ubicada en la Gordon Square.

Siempre en la misma plaza de Gordon Square está la Dr. Williams’ Library, una biblioteca fundada en 1716, especializada en temas de tipo filosófico y teológico. En el número 53 se encuentra una rara colección de cerámicas chinas, la Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art.

La cercana Tavistock Square, construida en el 1806 por Cubit, es conocida desafortunadamente por los atentados terroristas del 7 de julio de 2005. Aquí encontramos una bonita estatua de Gandhi esculpida en 1968 y la Woburn House, un templo sede del Museo Judío.

Bloomsbury – The British Museum

Bloomsbury, sitios para recordar.
. Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street. La Gagosian Gallery es un espacio cavernoso de exposiciones del más alto nivel. Es un activo importante para la regeneración de la zona de King Cross. Larry Gagosian, apodado “go-go” por su enfoque de negocios “go-getting”, es una figura influyente en la escena del arte y sus decisiones no debe subestimarse.

. Coram’s Fields. Éste es un lugar especial para niños, donde se permiten los adultos sólo si van acompañados de un niño. Escondido en el centro de la ciudad abarca cinco hectáreas y contiene un parque infantil y una pequeña colección de animales salvajes.

. St George’s Church. El arquitecto Nicholas Hawksmoor construyó la iglesia de San Jorge entre 1710 y 1730. El interior ha sido alterado, pero tiene muchos muebles originales.

. Grant Museum of Zoology. Este museo zoológico reúne alrededor de 62.000 especímenes que dan valor a una colección de Historia Natural diversa, que abarca la totalidad del reino animal. Fundado en 1827, el museo conserva un aire victoriano.

. British Museum. Si quieres explorar a fondo el Museo Británico, te puede llevar meses, sino años. Más de siete millones de objetos de todo el mundo se encuentran en este impresionante museo de la historia y la cultura humana (muchos de los objetos se almacenan debajo del museo por falta de espacio). Fundado en 1753, los expositores van desde la Prehistoria hasta los tiempos modernos y se basan principalmente en las colecciones del médico y científico, Sir Hans Sloane. Objetos notables que incluyen las esculturas del Partenón, la Piedra de Rosetta, el Sutton Hoo y los tesoros Mildenhall, y la Vasija de Portland. Los jeroglíficos y esculturas clásicas de fama mundial son reconocibles al instante. La colección de momias egipcias antiguas es mundialmente famosa y también la colección de David Percival de arte chino, que forma parte del Centro de Sir Joseph Hotung de Estudios Cerámicos. La joya de la corona del museo su eje central, el cristal abovedado gran corte diseñado por Lord Norman Foster es la mayor plaza pública cubierta en Europa.

. British Library. Con más de 150 millones de artículos, una copia de todas las publicaciones producidas en el Reino Unido e Irlanda, obras de arte de artistas como Antony Gormley y Eduardo Paolozzi, y una serie de obras históricamente trascendentales – incluyendo la Carta Magna, la Biblia de Gutenberg, el primer folio de Shakespeare y los Evangelios de Lindisfarne – una visita guiada por la Biblioteca Británica es la mejor forma de captarlo todo. Después de todo, es el mayor edificio público construido en el Reino Unido en el siglo 20 y, como tal, merece una visita guiada por sus espacios cavernosos. Guías de la biblioteca realmente saben lo que hacen y te abrirán los ojos a este repositorio gigantesco. De particular interés es el Diamante Sutra, fechado como el libro impreso más antiguo del mundo, y la única copia superviviente de Beowulf. La Biblioteca del Rey -una torre de cristal de tres pisos- constituye la pieza central del edificio tanto en su arquitectura como en términos de sus adquisiciones históricas. Con 65.000 volúmenes impresos, la Biblioteca del Rey se refiere al rey Jorge III, cuya colección personal se exhibe aquí.

. Charles Dickens Museum. El museo Charles Dickens trajo a la vida de Londres sus representaciones imaginativas, dando vida a la ciudad y la fascinación y pasión por las calles victorianas llenas de niebla han inspirado durante dos siglos a infinidad de lectores. Sus personajes icónicos como Fagin, Scrooge, Guppy, Artful Dodger y Magwitch se han filtrado en el tejido histórico de Londres y sus escenas de ficción han arraigado en nuestra cultura cotidiana. El Museo de Charles Dickens es la colección más importante del mundo de material relacionado con el gran novelista y comentarista social.

. Sir John Soane’s Museum. Dentro de las habitaciones y salas de la antigua residencia del arquitecto neoclásico Sir John Soane hay más de 30.000 dibujos de arquitectura y antigüedades. Las obras de Turner, Canaletto y Piranesi. Cada uno de los muchos espacios de este museo tiene su propia identidad intensa y atractiva. Desde el techo abovedado de la sala de desayuno y la biblioteca gótica, al estudio con sus fragmentos arquitectónicos romanos y los dos patios repletos de piedra antigua. Una de las salas más interesantes es la galería de imágenes.

. Pollock’s Toy Museum. En este museo de juguetes hacinados dentro de dos casas (una del siglo XVIII y otra del XIX) en una bonita calle lateral encontrarás este refugio histórico con juguetes de todo tipo.

. The Magic Circle. El círculo mágico es un único, museo viviente de magia y artes mágicas. Alberga “Meet the Magic Circle” para eventos y espectáculos de temporada.

Y la lista interminable prosigue con numerosos y destacados lugares. Sólo enumeraré algunos de ellos:

Conway Hall.
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery At Charlotte Street.
Inns of Court and City Yeomanry Museum.
Royal College of Physicians Library.
UCL Art Collections.
Capoeira at The Place.
Hwarang Academy.
Rebecca Hossack Gallery.
Torrington Square.
Diorama Gallery.
The Wellcome Trust Two10 Gallery.
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
Camden Centre.
Camden Town Hall.
Charlotte Street Gallery.
Imagination Gallery.
Karen Hamilton Gallery.
St Mary Magdalene Church.

El lector que, con notable mérito, me esté siguiendo desde que inicié esta serie de artículos descriptivos de los barrios más singulares de Londres quizás haya apreciado que en esta ocasión no he hecho mención alguna a la existencia de centros comerciales, plazas ajardinadas, lugares de ocio o sencillamente de buenos restaurantes. Obviamente la razón de esta ausencia no reside en la ausencia de tales espacios. Muy al contrario. Pero, ante la avalancha infinita de espacios culturales de increíble relevancia como los aquí citados, ¿cómo detenerme a hablar de este tipo de lugares, en mi opinión de segundo nivel? ¿Quién sabe? Quizás en el próximo artículo. Ahora tú y yo nos merecemos un descanso y de paso podemos aprovechar para decidir por donde comenzar nuestra visita. Que la semana que mañana empieza sea fructífera para todos.

Bloomsbury – The Queens Larder
Bloomsbury – Centro comercial Renoir
Bloomsbury – Plaza ajardinada

El bosón de Higgs.

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The Antioxidant Power of Swiss Chard Nutrition

Impactos: 11

Jillian Levy, CHHC

August 20, 2019

Swiss chard nutrition - Dr. Axe

Swiss chard is one of the most impressive and nutrient-dense vegetables out there. The range of antioxidants in Swiss chard nutrition can be seen both in its deeply colored green leaves and also in the reds, purples and yellows of its vibrant, multicolored stalks and veins.

What are the benefits of eating Swiss chard?

These include obtaining its many forms of polyphenol, betalain and carotenoid phytonutrients, which are powerful at fighting free radical damage, inflammation and disease development.

Swiss Chard Nutrition Facts

Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable in the Amaranthaceae plant family that has the scientific name Beta vulgarisIts name may be a bit misleading, because it actually isn’t a plant that is native to Switzerland — rather it was “discovered” by a Swiss botanist in 1753.

It’s actually native to regions in the Mediterranean, where it’s still a very popular vegetable today.

Today, Swiss chard goes by other names around the world, such as:

  • silverbeet
  • sea beet
  • spinach beet
  • crab beet

In fact, South Africa Swiss chard is actually called spinach.

It’s believed that Swiss chard has been included in the diets of Mediterranean populations for thousands of years. Even Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote about Swiss chard nutrition.

Ancient Greek and Roman populations frequently grew and ate these greens, as they were aware of the many healing properties. Swiss chard has been used in folk medicine as a natural decongestant, allergy reliever, constipation reliever and joint pain reducer (likely because it reduced inflammation) for many years.

Swiss chard is now widely used in the food industry as a rich source of sugar, and it’s even being grown in space! It’s among the first crops being grown in planetary space stations for astronauts and was chosen due to its extremely valuable nutrient profile, as well as its ease of being harvested.

Like most foods, the Swiss chard nutrition profile changes depending on whether or not you consume it raw or cooked.

One cup (about 36 grams) of raw Swiss chard nutrition contains approximately:

  • 6.8 calories
  • 1.3 grams carbohydrates
  • 0.6 grams protein
  • 0.1 grams fat
  • 0.6 grams fiber
  • 299 micrograms vitamin K (374 percent DV)
  • 2,202 international unit vitamin A (44 percent DV)
  • 10.8 milligrams vitamin C (18 percent DV)
  • 0.1 milligrams manganese (7 percent DV)
  • 29.2 milligrams magnesium (7 percent DV)
  • 0.6 milligrams iron (4 percent DV)
  • 136 milligrams potassium (4 percent DV)
  • 0.7 milligrams vitamin E (3 percent DV)
  • 0.1 milligrams copper (3 percent DV)

Meanwhile, one cup (about 175 grams) of boiled Swiss chard nutrition contains approximately:

  • 35 calories
  • 7.2 grams carbohydrates
  • 3.3 grams protein
  • 0.1 grams fat
  • 3.7 grams fiber
  • 573 micrograms vitamin K (716 percent DV)
  • 10,717 international units vitamin A (214 percent DV)
  • 31.5 milligrams vitamin C (53 percent DV)
  • 150 milligrams magnesium (38 percent DV)
  • 0.6 milligrams manganese (29 percent DV)
  • 961 milligrams potassium (27 percent DV)
  • 4 milligrams iron (22 percent DV)
  • 3.3 milligrams vitamin E (17 percent DV)
  • 0.3 milligrams copper (14 percent DV)
  • 101 milligrams calcium (10 percent DV)
  • 0.2 milligrams riboflavin (9 percent DV)
  • 0.1 milligrams vitamin B6 (7 percent DV)
  • 57.8 milligrams phosphorus (6 percent DV)
  • 0.1 milligrams thiamine (4 percent DV)
  • 15.7 micrograms folate (4 percent DV)
  • 0.6 milligrams zinc (4 percent DV)
  • 0.6 milligrams niacin (3 percent DV)
  • 0.3 milligrams pantothenic acid (3 percent DV)

Some of the many phytonutrients and antioxidants found in Swiss chard nutrition include:

  • carotenoids, such as beta-carotenelutein and zeaxanthin, which are crucial for eye health
  • volatile oils and acids like myricitrin, coumaric acid and rosmarinic acid
  • flavonoids like quercetin and kaempferol, which act as antihistamines and reduce allergic reactions and inflammatory responses

Research shows that chard is also one of the best sources of betalains, water-soluble plant pigments that have a wide range of desirable biological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

On top on this, chard packs an impressive amount of potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, and even more vitamins and minerals. And with high levels of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and many trace minerals, there’s almost no health condition that Swiss chard nutrition is incapable of helping.

Types and Facts

Chard plants come in many varieties and colors, such as deep green, red, yellow, orange, purple and multicolored Swiss chard. The vibrantly colored leaves grow on top of thick, celery-like long stems.

Some of the many varieties in existence include:

  • Burgundy
  • Rhubarb
  • Ruby
  • Geneva
  • Lucullus
  • Winter King
  • Perpetual

When different colored chards are bunched together, this is known as “rainbow chard.”

Many people are unaware that the Swiss chard plant is a variety of the beet, both of which are cool-weather veggies grown for their edible leaves and leafstalks. Nutrition experts believe that Swiss chard and other chenopod vegetables, like beets, can be a highly renewable and cheap source of nutrients for many populations.

Swiss chard nutrition is so prized because not only can the plant can be grown in a range of soils and require little light and water, but it also provides such a high amount of essential vitamins and minerals.

Swiss Chard vs. Kale vs. Spinach

Calorie for calorie, compared to Swiss chard nutrition, kale offers a similar amount of vitamin K but more vitamin A and C. Kale is a cruciferous vegetable that is rich in antioxidants and vital nutrients that support detoxification, heart health, cancer prevention and brain development.

According to the National Cancer Institute, the secret behind the cancer-killing ability of cruciferous veggies is that they’re rich in glucosinolates — a large group of sulfur-containing compounds

How does spinach nutrition compare to Swiss chard greens?

Both have a mild taste and are less bitter/spicy than greens like mustard greens, kale or arugula. The two are similar in terms of calories, fiber, protein and carbs.

Both are great sources of vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C. Spinach is also a great source of folate, manganese, calcium, riboflavin, potassium and magnesium.


1. High in Antioxidants

Swiss chard nutrition is thought to contain up to 13 different types of polyphenol antioxidants alone. In 2004, researchers were also able to identify 19 different types of betaxanthin antioxidants in Swiss chard nutrition, as well as nine types of betacyanins among the different varieties of chard.

One of the primary flavonoid antioxidants found in the leaves of chard is called syringic acid. Syringic acid is known for regulating blood sugar levels, making it the object of much research over recent years as diabetes diagnosis rates have continued to increase.

Something else noteworthy about Swiss chard nutrition? Its anti-aging antioxidants also help prevent cancer, heart disease, eye and skin disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, and much more.

2. Protects Heart Health

2016 meta analysis found evidence that regular intake of leafy greens leads to a significant (15.8 percent) reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease.

The range of antioxidants found in Swiss chard benefits heart health in multiple ways, such as by lowering levels of inflammation and normalizing blood pressure, since Swiss chard can help turn off pro-inflammatory reactions. These reactions can worsen high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and increase the risk of suffering from a heart attack, stroke or another form of cardiovascular disease.

Swiss chard is considered an anti-hypertensive vegetable because it contains many trace minerals that are crucial for proper circulation, blood vessel health and heartbeat regulation. Magnesium, potassium, copper, iron and calcium, for example, are all minerals found in Swiss chard nutrition that work together to aid in red blood cell formation, nerve signaling, blood vessel constriction and help control blood pressure levels.

Research shows that people with hypertension (elevated blood pressure) who consume nitrates from nitrate-rich whole foods, including beets and chard, benefit from improvements in blood pressure levels. Nitrates can help reduce platelet aggregation (blood clots) and support functions of the tissue lining the interior of blood vessels, called the endothelium.

Animal studies have also shown that extracts derived from chard leaves have hepatoprotective effects and hypolipidemic activity, meaning they can help regulate liver function and cholesterol levels.

3. Fights Cancer

A key benefit to Swiss chard nutrition is that its leafy greens contain many cancer-fighting antioxidants and phytonutrients. In fact, it is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on the planet.

Some of the most notable include beta-carotene, apigenin flavonoids like vitexin, quercetin, numerous carotenoids, and a range of betalains.

Studies show that Swiss chard extract has the ability to inhibit proliferation of human cancer cells and stabilize fibroblasts, which are important cells that make up connective tissue. The antioxidants found in Swiss chard nutrition are associated with the ability to stop growth of cancer cells from breast, colon, prostate, ovarian, endometrial and lung tumors.

Because of Swiss chard’s powerful ability to fight cancer, researchers have begun testing the seeds of Swiss chard, in addition to extracts taken from Swiss chard leaves, to identify if they can be used as a natural chemo-protective treatment.

4. Helps Prevent Diabetes

Swiss chard nutrition has been praised for making the leafy green a powerful blood sugar regulator. Swiss chard has nutrient properties that are believed to be one of the best vegetables for people with prediabetes, diabetes, or other forms of metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance.

Certain flavonoids found in Swiss chard help inhibit activity of an enzyme called alpha-glucosidase, which breaks down carbohydrates into simple sugars. Therefore, studies show that Swiss chard consumption may make it easier to maintain a steadier blood sugar level.

This makes Swiss chard an anti-hypoglycemic vegetable and one of the best foods to incorporate into a blood sugar-stabilizing diet.

Another unique benefit of Swiss chard is its effect on pancreatic beta cells. Beta cells in the pancreas are responsible for producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar.

It’s believed that Swiss chard may help pancreatic beta cells regenerate and therefore helps control insulin production more effectively.

In addition to its special phytonutrient abilities, Swiss chard is high in fiber, with almost four grams per one-cup serving of cooked chard. Fiber helps slow down the release of sugar in the bloodstream following a meal, in addition to having heart health and digestive health benefits.

5. Maintains Bone Health

Swiss chard is a great source of vitamin K and calcium, two key nutrients needed to maintain a strong skeletal structure. Ninety-nine percent of the body’s calcium is stored within the bones, where it is needed to help maintain bone strength and mineral density and prevent weak bones that can lead to fractures.

Just one cup of cooked Swiss chard provides more than 700 percent of your daily vitamin K needs! Vitamin K is an essential nutrient for bone health.

It reduces fracture rates because it activates osteocalcin, the major non-collagen protein that helps form bones. This nutrient found in Swiss chard helps modulate bone metabolism, aids in bone growth and protects the body from bone mineral loss common in the aging process.

Additionally, a number of other nutrients are found in chard that support skeletal health, including iron, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A and C.

6. Improves Digestion

Swiss chard benefits digestive health by helping reduce inflammation within the digestive tract and regulating bowel movements that draw toxins out of the body. Swiss chard’s phytonutrient betalains are excellent for supporting detoxification by acting as anti-inflammatories and antioxidants within the gut.

Swiss chard also contains about four grams of dietary fiber in just one cup of cooked greens, which helps regulate blood sugar levels, improves colon and digestive health, prevents constipation and diarrhea, and also helps you to feel fuller in the process.

7. Helps Maintain Healthy Brain Function

Many studies show that regularly eating vegetables with high betalain levels provides significant protection against certain oxidative stress-related disorders, which includes neuro-degenerative diseases. Betalains and the other antioxidants found in Swiss chard nutrition defend brain cells from mutation, protect from DNA damage, reduce free radicals and lower the risk of disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

2018 study published in Neurology concluded, “Consumption of approximately 1 serving per day of green leafy vegetables and foods rich in phylloquinone, lutein, nitrate, folate, α-tocopherol, and kaempferol may help to slow cognitive decline with aging.”

8. Protects Eye and Skin Health

Yet another benefit of Swiss chard nutrition is that this vegetable is an excellent source of carotenoids called lutein and zeaxanthin, which have been getting significant research attention lately due to their ability to protect vision and ward off eye disorders, such as glaucoma.

According to studies carried out by the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, carotenoids are able to protect the retina and cornea and defend against age-related disorders of the eyes, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, night blindness and cataracts. They do this by absorbing damaging blue light that enters the eye before it can cause disturbances to the retina.

Betalains found in Swiss chard nutrition also protect the health of the nervous system, including specialized nerve signaling, which is crucial for the communication between the eyes and brain.

Swiss chard benefits skin by helping protect against free radical damage, such as the type caused by UV light. Studies show that eating nutrient-dense leafy greens may be one way to help reduce development of wrinkles, other signs of photo-aging and even skin cancer.

9. Benefits Nerve and Muscle Function

Swiss chard provides a high amount of magnesium, potassium, calcium and other minerals that are crucial for muscle and nervous system health. Swiss chard nutrition contains an impressive 38 percent of the daily magnesium needs for every one-cup serving of cooked chard, which helps improve circulation and reduce muscle cramps and pain that can result from a magnesium deficiency.

Swiss chard’s high level of magnesium can also help prevent stress-related symptoms that take a toll on the nervous system, including insomnia, mood disturbances, headaches, high blood pressure and an increased risk for diabetes.

How to Select, Cook and Get Into the Diet

Swiss chard can usually be found at farmers markets and in grocery stores available throughout the year, but technically its peak season is during the summer months, from June through August. This is when you’ll most likely find the best-tasting, freshest Swiss chard, especially at local farmers markets.

Chard plants grow mostly in the Northern Hemisphere and are known to be easy plants to grow, although they’re very perishable once fully grown and ripe.

Look for Swiss chard that has tall, vibrant leafy greens that do not have many signs of discoloration, wilting or holes. The stalk should be thick and crunchy and may come in colors other than green.

For example, Swiss chard can commonly be found in shades of white, red, purple, yellow or even be multicolored.

Here’s how to prepare Swiss chard before cooking it:

  • Once purchasing Swiss chard, do not wash the greens right away, as this encourages them to wilt more quickly.
  • Instead try putting them inside of a plastic bag and wrapping a damp paper towel around the stems, which will keep in moisture and prolong its freshness.
  • Try to use Swiss chard within four to five days of buying it.
  • You can always cook the greens and freeze them for later, which will preserve the nutrients and make a great addition to soups, stews or sauces down the road.
  • When you’re ready to use Swiss chard, lightly wash/rinse the leaves and pat dry, or use a salad spinner to remove moisture.

What does swiss chard taste like?

Swiss chard tastes mild, although some find that it does have a somewhat bitter and strong flavor, especially when eaten raw.

Can you eat Swiss chard raw?

Yes, although most people greatly prefer the taste of Swiss chard when it’s cooked — and combined with seasonings like salt or garlic. Cooking Swiss chard brings out a natural sweetness and decreases bitterness, making it a great addition to a variety of hearty and savory recipes.

Is Swiss chard healthier cooked or raw?

Swiss chard nutrition is beneficial whether it’s raw or cooked, although it’s recommend that you try briefly steaming or boiling Swiss chard or lightly sautéing it before eating it. This helps decrease certain acids found in these greens and improve its taste and nutrient availability.

What’s the best way to cook chards?

You can use use fresh chard leaves in salad or wilt them like you would spinach if you don’t mind the taste. Some people like to cook the ribs separately from the leaves because they need a longer cooking time to become tender.

You can cook Swiss chard by quickly boiling the leaves for only two to three minutes in an open pot (don’t add a lid, which will hinder the process a bit) or by sautéing them in a pan with some olive oil, stock or coconut oil just until they are wilted.

Can you juice Swiss chard?

Yes, this is a great way to obtain chard’s nutrients easily. Swiss chard juicing benefits include supplying you with antioxidants, and vitamins K, A and C, just like if you ate the greens.

The only downside is that you miss out on the fiber.

Chards are biennial crops (they are available year-round) and can grow well in both cool and hot temperatures. You’ll be most successful at growing Swiss chard if you plant seeds in moist, humus-rich soil.

Here are other tips for growing chard:

  • Chard can either be seeded (aim for 0.5 to 1.0 inches deep) or transplanted when the seedlings have 4 to 6 leaves.
  • Germination typically occurs when the temp rises above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Hot summer temperatures diminish the quality of the crop, so ideally grow when the night temperature is still cool.
  • Give chard plants full sun, which is about 8 to 10 hours a day.
  • Plant in wide rows spaced 6 inches apart.
  • Swiss chard grows best in soil that has a pH of 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Ensuring the plant has consistent moisture is also important. Mulching can be beneficial for retaining even moisture.
  • Once the leaves are matured and about 8–12 inches long, you can harvest Swiss chard. Chard can be stored for one to two weeks, as long as it is refrigerated at 40 degrees F or below.


Here are some of Swiss chard recipe ideas to try:

What makes a good Swiss chard substitute?

Chards can be used in recipes the same way many other greens are used, such as escarole, kale, spinach, collard greens or mustard greens. All of those make great Swiss chard substitutes, especially spinach and escarole, which also have mild flavors.

Risks, Side Effects and Interactions

Is Swiss chard toxic?

While it’s a very healthy and totally edible leafy green, according to the Colorado University Food Safety Center of Excellence, “Swiss chard is often associated with the pathogens coliListeria, and Salmonella because the crop is a raw, fresh marketed product.”

To reduce your risk of catching harmful bacteria from chards, wash the greens thoroughly and be careful about using contaminated surfaces or utensils that can transfer microbes.

Some worry that Swiss chard stems are poisonous. Is there any truth to this claim?

No, the stems are edible and where many different nutrients can be found. However, chard stems do contain oxalates, like other vegetables within the same plant family.

Oxalates are normally not a health concern when eaten in normal, moderate amounts, but in rare cases eating high levels of oxalates can cause certain health problems.

Oxalates are most known for potentially interfering with the absorption of certain minerals, such as calcium. However, experts still agree that oxalates do not pose a threat for the vast majority of people, and their presence in vegetables like Swiss chard definitely does not outweigh the many health benefits of these foods.

People who have a history of kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating Swiss chard due to its oxalates, though, since these can aggravate symptoms in some cases.

If you have an allergy to chards you may experience a negative reaction when eating the stems or leaves. In this case, Swiss chard side effects may include tingling in your mouth or throat, stomach pains, itchiness, rash, etc.

If oxalates cause you any serious side effects, you may experience kidney stones, abdominal pain, low blood pressure, vomiting and a weak pulse.

Final Thoughts

  • Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable in the Amaranthaceae plant family that has the scientific name Beta vulgaris. Chard plants come in many varieties and colors, such as deep green, red, yellow, orange, purple and multicolored Swiss chard.
  • Why is Swiss chard good for you? Chards contain many different types of antioxidants, including polyphenols, betaxanthin, syringic acid, vitamins A and C, lutein, and other carotenoids.
  • Swiss chard benefits include reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, fighting cancer and heart disease, protecting skin and eye health, maintaining brain health, improving digestion, and supporting muscle and nerve functions.
  • You can eat these greens both raw or cooked. However, cooking chards improves not only the nutrient availability, but also the taste.
  • Swiss chard is susceptible to foodborne pathogens, like other leafy greens, so be careful about washing this veggie thoroughly before preparing it.

Fuente: https://draxe.com/nutrition/swiss-chard-nutrition/

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50 Common Grammar Mistakes in English

Impactos: 10

by Rebecca

Below are some of the most common English mistakes made by ESL students, in speech and in writing. Go through the examples and make sure you understand the corrections. Then try the grammar test at the end to check your progress.

Wrong: I have visited Niagara Falls last weekend.
Right: I visited Niagara Falls last weekend.

Wrong: The woman which works here is from Japan.
Right: The woman who works here is from Japan.

Wrong: She’s married with a dentist.
Right: She’s married to a dentist.

Wrong: She was boring in the class.
Right: She was bored in the class.

Wrong: I must to call him immediately.
Right: I must call him immediately.

Wrong: Every students like the teacher.
Right: Every student likes the teacher.

Wrong: Although it was raining, but we had the picnic.
Right: Although it was raining, we had the picnic.

Wrong: I enjoyed from the movie.
Right: I enjoyed the movie.

Wrong: I look forward to meet you.
Right: I look forward to meeting you.

Wrong: I like very much ice cream.
Right: I like ice cream very much.

Wrong: She can to drive.
Right: She can drive.

Wrong: Where I can find a bank?
Right: Where can I find a bank?

Wrong: I live in United States.

Right: I live in the United States.

Wrong: When I will arrive, I will call you.

Right: When I arrive, I will call you.

Wrong: I’ve been here since three months.

Right: I’ve been here for three months.

Wrong: My boyfriend has got a new work.

Right: My boyfriend has got a new job. (or just “has a new job”)

Wrong: She doesn’t listen me.

Right: She doesn’t listen to me.

Wrong: You speak English good.

Right: You speak English well.

Wrong: The police is coming.
Right: The police are coming.

Wrong: The house isn’t enough big.
Right: The house isn’t big enough.

Wrong: You should not to smoke.
Right: You should not smoke.

Wrong: Do you like a glass of wine?
Right: Would you like a glass of wine?

Wrong: There is seven girls in the class.

Right: There are seven girls in the class.

Wrong: I didn’t meet nobody.

Right: I didn’t meet anybody.

Wrong: My flight departs in 5:00 am.
Right: My flight departs at 5:00 am.

Wrong: I promise I call you next week.
Right: I promise I’ll call you next week.

Wrong: Where is post office?
Right: Where is the post office?

Wrong: Please explain me how improve my English.

Right: Please explain to me how to improve my English.

Wrong: We studied during four hours.
Right: We studied for four hours.

Wrong: Is ready my passport?
Right: Is my passport ready?

Wrong: You cannot buy all what you like!
Right: You cannot buy all that you like!

Wrong: She is success.
Right: She is successful.

Wrong: My mother wanted that I be doctor.
Right: My mother wanted me to be a doctor.

Wrong: The life is hard!
Right: Life is hard.

Wrong: How many children you have?
Right: How many children do you have?

Wrong: My brother has 10 years.
Right: My brother is 10 (years old).

Wrong: I want eat now.
Right: I want to eat now.

Wrong: You are very nice, as your mother.
Right: You are very nice, like your mother.

Wrong: She said me that she liked you.
Right: She told me that she liked you.

Wrong: My husband engineer.
Right: My husband is an engineer.

Wrong: I came Australia to study English.
Right: I came to Australia to study English.

Wrong: It is more hot now.
Right: It’s hotter now.

Wrong: You can give me an information?
Right: Can you give me some information?

Wrong: They cooked the dinner themself.
Right: They cooked the dinner themselves.

Wrong: Me and Johnny live here.
Right: Johnny and I live here.

Wrong: I closed very quietly the door.
Right: I closed the door very quietly.

Wrong: You like dance with me?
Right: Would you like to dance with me?

Wrong: I go always to school by subway.
Right: I always go to school by subway.

Wrong: If I will be in London, I will contact to you.
Right: If I am in London, I will contact you.

Wrong: We drive usually to home.
Right: We usually drive home.

Fuente: https://www.engvid.com/english-resource/50-common-grammar-mistakes-in-english/

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Un paseo y algo más por las calles de Londres IV

Impactos: 13

Hoy el polo magnético norte de la imaginaria brújula que sucesivamente nos va señalando a algunos de los muchos lugares de Londres, no siempre los más conocidos, que reúnen más de un motivo para excitar nuestro interés nos indica precisamente la zona norte de la gran metrópoli. Enfield es el lugar que hoy escogido para compartir contigo los diversos aspectos que justifican un repaso a su historia y a su presente, a sus encantos y a sus aspectos menos agradables, y también a la vida cotidiana de su gente. Empecemos.

Algunos hitos en la História de Enfield
Enfield se constituyó como tal como la conocemos hoy en día en 1965 a través de la fusión de los antiguos condados de Edmonton, Enfield y Southgate. Comprende las dos antiguas parroquias de Edmonton y Enfield, ambas pertenecientes anteriormente al condado de Middlesex. (Southgate era parte de Edmonton antes de 1881) y se encuentra en el extremo noreste del antiguo condado de Middlesex. Su límite oriental está formada por el río Lee, en la orilla opuesta de la que se encuentran las parroquias de Essex de Chingford y Waltham Abbey. De la época romana se sabe que la calzada romana de Londres a York (calle del armiño) cruzó la Enfield de sur a norte. Tottenham High Road y Bulls Cruz todavía siguen la alineación de esta carretera.

En el año 894 el río Lee formó brevemente la línea del frente en la guerra del rey Alfredo contra los invasores daneses. Este debe haber sido un momento difícil para los habitantes de Edmonton y Enfield. En tiempos del rey Eduardo El Confesor (1003-1066) predominaban los bosques en Enfield, cada uno con arbolado suficiente para soportar 2.000 cerdos. Estos posteriormente formaron la base de Enfield Chase.

En 1290 Enfield y Edmonton fueron testigos del cortejo fúnebre de Leonor de Castilla, reina consorte del rey Eduardo I. Durante 1349 la “muerte negra” golpeó duramente a Enfield. La devastación fue tal, que en diciembre de ese año en la mansión de Worcesters solo había sesenta acres de tierra en los cuales no se podía encontrar ni un solo inquilino. No hay evidencia de la participación de Enfield en la Revuelta Campesina de 1381. Sin embargo, como Essex, fue una de las principales áreas de la insurrección y había grandes brotes de violencia tan cerca como Hertford, St. Albans y Barnet. En el siglo siguiente, las Guerras de las Rosas vieron tres grandes batallas en la zona. El período Tudor produjo un impacto considerable en la zona dando lugar a la disolución de los monasterios y de paso a una redistribución mayor de la tierra.

A principios del siglo XVII, como el Támesis estaba cada vez más contaminado y en Londres había cada vez más desesperada escasez de agua potable el galés Hugh Myddelton ideó un plan para construir un canal para llevar agua fresca de los manantiales cercanos de Ware a un depósito en las afueras de la Ciudad en Clerkenwell. La construcción del Río Nuevo, como se le llamó, fue completada por 1613.

Cerca de 1154 lo que se había conocido como el Parque de Enfield o Enfield Wood se había convertido en un coto de caza. Parece que no se conoció como Enfield Chase, hasta principios del siglo XIV. Se cree que la princesa Isabel (más tarde reina Isabel I de Inglaterra) a menudo cazaba allí. El Chase fue cerrado tras una ley del Parlamento de 1777.

El siglo dieciocho también vio la construcción del actual River Lee habilitado para la navegación. Y en 1840 llegó la primera línea de ferrocarril con la apertura de la primera sección de la línea principal de Cambridge de Stratford a Broxbourne.

El primer tranvía local fue un tranvía de caballo de Stamford Hill a Edmonton inaugurado en 1881. En 1904 se electrificó y más tarde en 1908, se extendió a lo largo de la Ruta de Hertford a Waltham Cross.

Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial Enfield sufrió grandes daños por las bombas alemanas. Trent Park se convirtió en centro de interrogatorios de oficiales alemanes e italianos.

Desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial, las leyes del “cinturón verde” han impedido una mayor expansión del desarrollo en las zonas rurales, no así en otras áreas del distrito. Ha habido un considerable desarrollo en muchas partes del distrito.

El cambio más dramático de los últimos años ha sido la construcción de la autopista M25, terminada en 1986. Esta autopista, ha mejorado drásticamente las comunicaciones, con el resultado de que la zona se ha convertido en muy atractiva para las empresas especializadas en el almacenamiento y la distribución.

Looking great in the gardens this week at Capel Manor

Sitios a visitar en Enfield
Enzo’s Ristorante.

Enzo abrió sus puertas en 1988, desde entonces mucho ha cambiado. Ha mantenido la más alta calidad en las comidas y en el servicio al cliente. Sirve comida italiana influenciada por las regiones del sur de Italia y Sicilia con una amplia variedad de mariscos. Enzo con sus chefs es responsable de la creación de cada plato que figura en los menús, e insiste en la buena comida, la comida seria y simplemente cocinada. La expansión del restaurante ha dado cabida a un bar para cócteles y a un salón donde los huéspedes pueden relajarse antes de ir a la mesa para comer. El salón también se ha vuelto muy popular entre los huéspedes sólo para ponerse al día con la familia, amigos o compañeros de trabajo, con una taza de café o una o dos copas de vino. El restaurante alberga muchas fiestas y eventos y puede adaptarse a cualquier menú o presupuesto según las necesidades.

Lee Valley Regional Park. Se extiende 26 millas a través de Londres, Essex y Hertfordshire. Se puede elegir entre una amplia gama de actividades deportivas; desde navegar por los rápidos en Lee Valley White Water Centre, ponerse los patines en el Lee Valley Ice Centre, ensillar en Lee Valley Riding Centre o perfeccionar tus habilidades en el Centro de Atletismo de Lee Valley. Los niños pueden entretenerse en el parque Lee Valley Farms, ir en bicicleta por los senderos libres de tráfico o incluso alquilar un barco. ¿Buscas algo más relajado? Entonces, ¡ni lo pienses! Práctica el aristocrático juego del golf en Lee Valley Golf Course, y si no explora Myddelton House Gardens o da un paseo por una de las muchas rutas de senderismo. En LVRP hay eventos durante todo el año y con tanto que hacer, puedes alargar tu estancia si quieres en cualquiera de los campings.

Capel Manor Gardens. Con 30 hectáreas de terreno Capel Manor Gardens ofrece un oasis de colorido, inspiración y perfumado ambiente que rodea una casa solariega de estilo georgiano y establos victorianos. Aquí puedes sacar el máximo partido de esta oportunidad única de ver detrás de las escenas al más grande Colegio de Londres especializado en horticultura, floristería, diseño de jardines, arboricultura, cuidado de animales y estudios del campo. Ideal para obtener ideas nuevas para nuestro jardín. En el supuesto caso de tenerlo obviamente. Pero si ese el caso… ¿por qué no soñar con tenerlo algún día?

Capel Manor Gardens. Cuenta con 30 hectáreas de jardines temáticos ricamente plantados incluyendo jardines históricos, laberintos italianos, jardines japoneses, y otras maravillas. El rincón animal tiene cerdos Kune Kune, cabras, aves de corral y conejos y caballos Clydesdale. Se puede ver trabajar y hacer ejercicio en el mismo terreno. Se ofrecen refrescos en la terraza del restaurante que sirve comida caliente y fría o puedes traer tu propio picnic.

Forty Hall Museum and Gardens. Ubicado en el frondoso Enfield y en medio de un antiguo parque real, con árboles majestuosos y cursos de agua. Se ofrecen una serie de visitas guiadas. Hall está caracterizado por un estilo jacobeo, lo que para agrega valor a la visita y amplia tu conocimiento de la historia de Hall.

Myddelton House Gardens. Jardines creados por E. A. Bowles (1865-1954). Él era un entusiasta coleccionista que tenía un profundo conocimiento de la jardinería pública. Un artista y benefactor local, también escribió varios libros que aún hoy son ampliamente leídos hoy. Debido a que los jardines fueron creados por su propietario éstos tienen un ‘toque personal’ que es tan raro como muchas de las plantas que crecen allí. Los jardines son la sede de la colección nacional de la galardonada Bearded Iris. También hay un hermoso lago de carpas, jardín de invierno, una serie de objetos históricos y más de 1.000 bombillas naturalizadas.

Cineworld Enfield. Este es un gran cine con un montón de pantallas e incluso una pantalla Imax. La calidad del sonido es increíble y el asientos muy cómodos. El personal a menudo está un poco despistado y no es muy amable. Multitud de aparcamientos facilitan el estacionamiento de los vehículos. Hay varios restaurantes en los aparcamientos y al igual que en la mayoría de los cines, el precio de las palomitas de maíz, bebidas, etc. es bastante desorbitado.

Hilly Fields & Clay Hill Pasture. Un parque con importante arbolado y pastizales, y grandes espacios abiertos para correr, pasear al perro y para otras actividades recreativas.

Pearson Department Store. Pearson fue establecido en 1903 cuando Arthur y Stanley Pearson adquirió un negocio de cortinas, que se convertiría en Pearsons de Enfield. En este momento el personal contaba con dos vendedoras, dos vendedor es y un portero encargado también de realizar la entrega de pedidos de los clientes en su bicicleta. Esta propiedad familiar emplea ahora a más de 400 personas y cuenta con tiendas en Enfield, Bishop’s Stortford y el East Barnet.

Forty Hall Park. Esta gran zona de campo ha sido habitada desde el siglo XIII.

Y muchos otros sitios como:
. Whitewebbs Wood.
. Hurricane Room.
. Brimsdown Railway Station.
. Bush Hill Park Railway Station.
. Crews Hill Railway Station.
. Chase Farm Hospital (A&E).

Desde luego si decides visitar Enfield no te aburrirás en absoluto más bien empezarás a pensar en cuando será la siguiente visita. Y si los sitios que te he sugerido no te parecen suficientes aquí tienes otros cuantos para que te lo vayas pensando. Nos vemos la semana que viene. Salud y ánimo.

. Southgate tube statione. Se parece a un “OVNI art deco” recién aterrizado. Es un clásico de Charles Holden de la línea Piccadilly, rodeado de una parada de autobús circular. Es lugar realmente muy hermoso.
. The Whitewebbs Museum of Transport.  Es la fuerza impulsora que está detrás del desfile anual de Automovilismo en Enfield Playing Fields. Su colección de vehículos veteranos vive en una estación de bombeo de 1898.
. Enfield Town Barclays Bank. Cuenta con el primer cajero automático del mundo. La primera persona en utilizar fue Reg Varney de la famosa “On the Buses”.
. Chickenshed Theatre.  Todo el mundo es bienvenido en Chickenshed, y esto se refleja en la variedad de cosas que crean y ponen en marcha, desde teatro infantil, hasta original y nuevo drama, jazz y comedia en el bar. Además ellos hacen montones de talleres brillantes y el trabajo socio comunitario.
. Grovelands Park. Entre Winchmore Hill y Southgate era antiguamente una finca privada. La casa es ahora una clínica y los terrenos un parque público. Hay campos de fútbol, parque infantil y zonas verdes enormes, pero especialmente áreas boscosas, estanques y aves silvestres.
. The Crown and Horseshoes. Pasar un día aquí es algo maravilloso. Situado en el New River en las tranquilas calles traseras de Enfield Town es un pub Greene King, con buena comida y servicio amable.
. La mejor escultura. Fuera de St John Palmers Green hay una escultura de Cristo en la que se apoya un soldado herido. Altamente recomendable ver con detenimiento hasta el último detalle la misma. Realizada por el escultor John Angel.

Enfield – Chastleton House – Jacobean Manor
Enfield – Enzo’s Ristorante
Myddelton House Gardens
The Crown and Horseshoes

El bosón de Higgs.

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