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Old 03-06-2014, 07:16 AM
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Arrow "The sun never sets on the British Empire" (South Atlantic remnants, slide show) odd

The far-flung British islands of the South Atlantic

Take a journey to some of the remotest parts of the former British Empire with photographer Jon Tonks. For his book - Empire - he travelled thousands of miles to four British Overseas Territories - Ascension Island, St Helena, the Falkland Islands and Tristan da Cunha.

While much of the landscape and climate he experienced was very un-British, a lot of what he saw was strangely familiar.



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Old 03-06-2014, 07:20 AM
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The far-flung British islands of the South Atlantic

Take a journey to some of the remotest parts of the former British Empire with photographer Jon Tonks. For his book - Empire - he travelled thousands of miles to four British Overseas Territories - Ascension Island, St Helena, the Falkland Islands and Tristan da Cunha.

While much of the landscape and climate he experienced was very un-British, a lot of what he saw was strangely familiar.



BBC News - The far-flung British islands of the South Atlantic
I gotta hand it to you Jim! If I am ever down that way those are some sights I would very much want to visit!
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:38 AM
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Thanks. Very cool. Had a friend who was stationed at a US military base of some kind on Ascencion Island back in the 60's. He traveled there last year to get a look at the island again. Took quite a bit of planning to make the arrangements to get there by plane.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:25 AM
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I wish that'd been about twice as long. Thanks!
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Good link. Thanks!
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loved it...thank you

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