Sunday, 26 October 2008

MY WORLD (2)




MY WORLD. week 2. = is now in Partnership with New Skywatch.









This is my first entrant to MY WORLD - as last week I was on holliday, up in Scotland.



My little part of the world is a Town called Gantham, Lincolnshire UK.



A brief history of Grantham is HERE.



If you have Google Earth, put in the post code NG31.



My photo this week is The Guildhall and Sir Isaac Newton's statue, who was born near Grantham and went to the Kings school in Grantham. Grantham's fame also is that the only woman Prime Minister (Margaret Thatcher) was born in Grantham.



More of Grantham and its district next week.

57 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Interesting post.

My Halloween memories

Dick said...

Beautiful building, the inside must be great too!

yesbuts said...

I didn't know Newton came from Grantham.

As for the other person least said.

If I'd known you were behind the pink door, I would have called for tea. :)

ancient one said...

I rather like Margaret Thatcher! ...my hero...

fishing guy said...

Mac: It's nice to have you back and to get to see a little of your home town. Those are two influential people you have mentioned.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I look forward to hearing more about Grantham, imac. I'm off to click on your link to see EXACTLY where you are. ;-)

ewok1993 said...

I would definitely tune in for next week's postings.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Oh I love clocks and Clock towers are the beat esp that color

Susan said...

Wow, Isaac Newton; I'd never known he was from Grantham. (Sounds like Gotham...)
Lovely town!

babooshka said...

Well you do live in a very hitorical part of the world.I knew of the woman from there, but not of Newton. That's what I love about blogging, the things you learn.

RuneE said...

Nice to have a peep at Lincolnshire!

PS Have a look at both my entries to this meme - there might be something of interest for you...

Luiz Ramos said...

Have you spent a good travel?
Beautiful your World.

Louise said...

The Guildhall is quite a building! Wonderful post!

DeeMom said...

neat

Reader Wil said...

I see that Grantham is a very old town. It has an interesting history! Beautiful Guildhall!

starnitesky said...

Very impressive Guildhall. Interesting people from Grantham (including you!)

Migs CFL fan said...

Fantastic pic. And I must say I love your header shot. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!

Regina In Pictures

Maria said...

Grantham looks to be a nice town! I didn't know that Newton and Thatcher came from Grantham. The house looks very inviting!
Thanks for sharing!

Rose said...

I am so glad I misunderstood and you are not retiring...I have been busy canning hot peppers today and just trying to snatch blog visits here and there...and had not even decided what to post for today. I did go back and reworded what I wrote...but I did read it right that Tom is totally quitting didn't I?

Any how, I love this building you posted...just imagine the craftsmanship that went into building it. I always look at architecture like this and wonder how it was done so perfectly. At least it looks perfect to me.

Carver said...

Beautiful shot from your part of the world and nice to be introduced to Grantham.

david mcmahon said...

I know what time you took tat shot, iMac !!!!

The Birdlady said...

Thank you for visiting Wingsnthings..and for sharing this visit to your world.

Pernille said...

Beautiful building! Very interesting and I'm looking forward to read or see more from this place:)

kjpweb said...

Great Post and something learned too!
What a intricate building! Pretty neat. Glad you post!
Cheers, Klaus

Wren said...

Isaac Newton and Margaret Thatcher - now that's an interesting combination. Great story and photo both!

April said...

This is a wonderful picture - I like the clock tower and the statue of Sir Isaac Newton and the fact that Margaret Thatcher was born in your city. I enjoyed this glimpse of your corner of the world.

Sara G said...

Great post and beautiful photo!
Take care.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I had a cousin who grew up here and remember many happy visits in my youth

Lawstude said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour. This 2nd week of meme really makes us appreciate the many places that we don't usually see or ever had a chance to visit like the one you showed me in this post. Hope you get to have time to check my world too. Another great job and more to come in the coming weeks.

Arija said...

Nice to see Sir Isaak holding up so well.
Grantham features heavily in Georgette Héyer's novels as a staging post for travelling toffs.
I must suppose it as changed quite a bit since the advent of the motor car.

odd facts said...

lovley picture on the top of the blog.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

With both Isaac Newton and Margaret Thatcher as 'locals' your Grantham must be quite a place!

gen/entry here said...

Very nice post and cool. TC

2sweetnsaxy said...

Love that building. My first thought was Main St. at Disneyland because it has that old feel and character of history. :-)

Mojo said...

Some pretty impressive architecture in your part of the world I must say!

And a fine photograph to show it off too.

Gretchen said...

Looking forward to seeing your part of the world as the weeks go by.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice photo. Sir Isaac is a hero.

I am looking forward to seeing and hearing more of your part of the world.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

Indrani said...

Newton is from Grantham! I am glad I got the glimpse of this famous place at your site. Thanks!!

mirage2g said...

Its indeed a grand looking structure!

So where in the city did newton dropped an apple? :D

Enjoy and thanks for sharing your part of the world...also for your visit and comment.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

This is fun. It's great to see your side of the pond.

A Blog In The Rough said...

very nice photo and the history lesson was great too, thanks for posting :)

Mary said...

Thats an interesting looking building...great lines! I didn't know that Newtor or Thatcher came from there, so I've learned something already about your world! Thanks for visiting my blog.....and how neat to know that Harlaxton is near you! I hope to visit it someday. Maybe you'll post some photos for one of your My World posts.

Carole said...

What a wonderful building!

Jack and Joann said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment. Beautiful pics.
I've been to the Lincoln Cathedral. Is that near you?

Lew said...

Count me as among those who did not know Newton's home. Interesting photo of the statue and building. I am fascinated by the architecture from different places and time periods. Your photos are a pleasure to see. Thanks for your comment on My World.

ChrissyM said...

thanks for the lovely tour. I look forward to having you as my tour guide next week. Lovely building

Jeanne said...

That looks like such a quaint town. Love the architecture.

SandyCarlson said...

Sure is a lovely place, Imac. Beautiful.

jean said...

Beautiful shots! Love the header shot. Thanks for stopping by my world & commenting.

alicesg said...

Lovely part of the world. Love the beautiful architectural building with the big clock. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Cool building. Thanks for info on your town. Such a fun meme.
Thanks for stopping by my piece of the earth.

Agring said...

What a lovely and interesting post.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love all the different things bloggers are putting in for this new meme!!!

chrome3d said...

Great building. Newton and Thatcher, heavy figures!

Gattina said...

Thanks for the sightseeing ! It's such a nice "game" I have travelled a lot today !!

TCKK said...

Looking forward to seeing and hearing more.

Celeste said...

Very English, it makes me look forward to my next trip home. Thankyou for sharing your world.