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'The Rows'  

'The Rows'

They look mediaeval some of 'The Rows' are, but a lot were actually built in Victorian times as part of a 'black and white revival'
A bird poo on the hand is worth...erm....

May 25th 2015
Going against the flow away from the Three Queens We happened to be back on the Wirral on the last Bank Holiday weekend of May which was during the scheduled events for celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Cunard company . Part of these celebrations were the ‘Three Queens’ (Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria) Cunard ships in formation on the River Mersey for the first time i ... read more
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23rd June 2015

Oh, you English!
I love your charming, historical towns and don't mind at all the various revival architectural movements that let us imagine we're in some by-gone period. I was rather surprised that Asia doesn't also have that ancient architecture, but perhaps it's just the temples that have been preserved. Very funny your comments on English vs SE Asian manners--I often feel the same here in Peru.
24th June 2015

Re: Oh, you English!
Hi Tara, thanks for reading and commenting. It was only when we stopped and thought about it that, other than the temples, the oldest buildings really are colonial in SE Asia, so not 'that' old! If you like these kinds of historical towns, you are going to like the rest of our blogs on the UK! Yes, SE Asian manners sometimes drive us just have to take a deep breath and go with the flow ;).

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