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House prices pick up but a boom is unlikely

Filmed at Stronvar House, Sunday 18 March 2018.

The Carnegie family made their wealth through brewing in Sweden.

Susan Carnegie was a philanthropist and was donor for Scotland’s first ‘Lunatic Asylum’ in Montrose.

Two Cultures

The Thunderbolt Kennywood Park 1977

The classic wooden roller coaster was built in 1868 at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin Pennsylvania outside Pittsburgh. It was and still is a fantastic roller coaster. 48 more words


Torre de Belem

This is the first in a series of posts regarding our recent long weekend in Lisbon. I’ve started with these four images of the Torre de Belem, because this magnificent tower built-in the early 16th Century to defend the mouth of the river Tagus, has become an iconic symbol of Lisbon and the often used poster child of the Lisbon Tourist Industry:

© Mark Simms Photography (2018)


The Mosque

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

As always we begin with the sacred greetings in Islam. Bismillahi Arahmani Araheem, In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, and the Merciful. 481 more words


Prudential Assurance Co, Sheffield

Many people go past buildings in their city without realising their age, history or form. However, is all it takes is one glance upwards above the grotty, boring shops to see the true beauty of our historic architecture. 160 more words