Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Old British Money, Norwich, England, July 2014

240 Pence was equal to 1 Pound Sterling in the Twentieth Century....

Here's a look at grandpa's collection of old coins. "Nothing extensive just some loose change", he explains as I try to understand British monetary concept before decimalization in the early 70's. Coins back then were heavier, bulkier and more of them.Take for example the one penny, almost four times the size of its 21st century equivalent and a fraction bulkier too. So try to get your head around this kids! 240 pennies made £1 and 12 pennies made a shilling - nowadays of course, a shilling is equivalent to 5 pennies. Unsurprisingly, a 3 penny coin did actually have the same value of 3 pennies, so there was some logic to the system!

here are some examples of old British coins with the earliest dated 1944 - old indeed! Oh, I've included the pound note because that's something I think most British readers will remember during the 80's and 90's.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

City Moocher Strikes Again, Norwich, England, July 2014

Yes, the 'Norwich City Centre Moocher' strikes again, mooching around with camera in hand. This time some nice summer scenes and someone with views on current world affairs.....

Tip - you can click on the images to see a bigger picture.

City Lion outside the City Hall with a rather colourful background

Tourists a-plenty...

This chap certainly has plenty to write about over Gentleman's Walk  - current world affairs it seems.

A view of St. Peter Mancroft whilst loitering beside Starbucks.


Monday, 28 July 2014

Traffic Control Nepali Style, Pokhara, Nepal, April 2014


There's plenty of it in downtown Pokhara, Nepal. Colourful and noisy, it all adds vibrancy to the rhythm of the city....

Here's a short VIDEO showing how one traffic cop is, well, keeping it all moving.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

City Mooching, Norwich, July 2014

On a mooch about in the city....

What grabbed my attention was a small display of WW1 artifacts in the library, there to mark the 100 anniversary of the start of WW1.

Where in the city can visitors see this?

What was here prior to this?

Monday, 21 July 2014

The Dancing Grasshopper, Pokhara, Nepal 2014

Have you ever seen a grasshopper dance?

Well, here is one captured on a recent trip to Nepal. Along with a blinking dragonfly and a slippery lizard, you can see this red grasshopper dance to the sounds of the jungle.

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