The estate agency Garrington Property Finders has done a study and ranking to find the best places to live in 2021 in England and Wales. The important factors for deciding where to live have changed a bit in the past year. First of all you need a great internet connection and also space at home, preferably a large garden. While apartments are much less in demand, houses with gardens are selling well.
After these factors, proximity to beautiful places, national parks or the sea, the aesthetics of the place and the general quality of life also become important. The results are interesting and see Bath in first place especially for the beauty of the city.
In second place Tenby in Pembrokeshire for natural beauty. In third we see Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire followed in fourth by Ilfracombe in Devon. Canterbury and Rye in East Sussex are in fifth and sixth place respectively. In seventh place we have St Ives in Cornwall and in eighth and ninth place Settle and Wilton both in North Yorkshire. At the tenth we find Aldeburgh in Suffolk. To see the complete ranking and scores you can go here.
What are the most popular places in the UK?
Here we go again … another survey. This time, try to figure out which places the British love the most and missed the most during the lockdown. 44% of respondents feel happier in countryside places or in any case with nature, the 31% to the cinema or theatre and the 20% in historic places like Stonehenge or Chatsworth Residence.
Kew Gardens which tops the charts as the happiest place in the UK, around 12% of Britons feel at home in this botanical garden and missed it a lot during lockdown.
The Eden Project in Cornwall ranks second together with Snowdonia National Park in Wales. Among the top ten we have the Natural History Museum in London , the British Museum , the Roman Baths , the London Zoo and Loch Lomond.
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Supermoon, the largest of the year will be on May 26th
It will be the second of the year, but the largest. The Supermoon of 26 May will be the closest and will be tinged with red although at our latitudes we won’t see it and we won’t be able to see the small eclipse that comes with it.
The satellite will reach the perigee, on 21 May, at 3: 53 , when it will be in 357. 309 kilometres from Earth); nine hours later, it will also reach the full phase.
In the 2021 there are five Supermoons, three full and two new “The next” Superluna “will appear approximately 7% larger and a little brighter than average, but you need to have an expert to notice it. But you will see it better at sunset and at dawn.
Those who are in the Far East and the West Coast of the Americas will also be able to see a small lunar eclipse.
Picasso painting sold for over 100 million dollars
Woman sitting by a window (Marie-Thérèse)
The painting ‘ Woman Seated by a Window (Marie-Thérèse) ‘by Pablo Picasso was sold yesterday for 103, $ 4 million during an auction organized by Christie’s, in New York City. The canvas of 1, 46 x 1, 14 meters, painted in 1932, was sold to 90 million dollars and came to 103, 4 million after a battle of over 19 minutes between collectors. The work, which represents Picasso’s lover and muse, Marie-Thérèse Walter, nearly doubled the amount of the initial estimate provided by Christie’s, i.e. 55 Million dollars.
The woman in the painting is a representation of the artist’s mistress, Marie-Thérèse Walter. Picasso painted her sitting in front of a window wearing a red dress with her long dark hair down and reaching down to her waist.
Marie-Thérèse Walter was an artist herself, but she always had to work as an assistant to make ends meet. She was also the person who introduced Picasso to French art critic Louis Vauxcelles, which led to his becoming known internationally and eventually turning from painting into sculpture.
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