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  • a stroll down memory lane
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  • Cathedral from Garnier Garden
    Cathedral from Garnier Garden
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    American English vs. British English

    by Jehcekah Written Apr 15, 2004

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    Favorite thing: As visitors to a new country, one is bound to find some differences in the language. Although both countries speak English, their variations of the language are quite different. Here are some of the differences that we have encountered thus far:
    BRITISH - AMERICAN

    pavement - sidewalk
    boot - trunk (car)
    mobile phone - cell phone
    snog - kiss
    car park - parking lot
    motorway - highway
    holiday - vacation
    football - soccer
    american football - football
    quid - buck ($)
    quay (pronouced "key")- dock (ship)
    shopping center - mall
    city center - downtown
    cookery - pots and pans
    flat - apartment
    "loo" or toilet - bathroom
    prawn - shrimp
    ham - bacon
    pork - ham
    garden - yard
    football boots - spikes
    shop - store
    washing - laundry
    crisps - chips
    chips - fries
    flatware - silverware
    flatmates - roommates
    take away (food) - to go (food)
    jab - shot (medical, as in "flu shot")
    film - movie
    cinema - movie theatre
    trousers - pants (don't mix this one up!)
    pants - underwear

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    Winchester Cathedral

    by Tolik Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Winchester Cathedral

    Favorite thing: Winchester Cathedral is one of the finest medieval churches in Europe and my favorite in the UK. The interior is so rich and complex that you can spend many hours exploring it. The Cathedral was the center of religion in England until Canterbury rose to power in the 13th century. The first church on this place was built by Cenwalh, the Saxon king of Wessex in the 7th century. The present cathedral was began in 1079 and it took three hundred years to build it.

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    City Cross

    by Tolik Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Butter Cross

    Favorite thing: This 14th century city cross on the High Street as also known as the Butter Cross. Only its statue of St. John the Evangelist (to the south) dates from 15th century, the remainder was made in the 19C.

    From here a narrow passage leads to Great Minster Street passing church of St. Lawrence-in the-Square.

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    Winchester College

    by Tolik Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Winchester College was founded in 1382. It is believed to be the oldest continuously running school in England.

    You can see paintings, sculpture, stained glass, tapestries and misericords set in set in a beautiful building.

    Fondest memory: Mon – Sat 10 – 1, 2- 5. Admission adult £2.50, senior £2

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    History of Winchester

    by grayfo Written Jun 10, 2011

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    Map of Winchester - 1835

    Favorite thing: Winchester has evidence of settlements dating back to the Iron Age, during this time Winchester was a tribal centre of the Britons under the name Caer Gwent. On St Catherine's Hill a rampart and ditch made for defence by an Iron Age settlement can still be seen. Since that time, great kings and bishops have left lasting reminders of their presence.

    During Saxon times, Winchester was the capital of England - chosen by King Aelfred (Alfred the Great) - and the city remained a Royal residence for centuries afterwards.

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    Winchester College

    by barryg23 Updated Aug 30, 2007

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    Winchester College

    Favorite thing: Winchester College ws founded in 1382 and is the oldest continuously running school in England. Its former pupils are known as Old Wykehamists and include as diverse a group as author Anthony Trollope, Antarctic explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard and fascist leader Oswald Mosley.

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  • A nice place

    by Mr_Thirkell Written Jan 5, 2004

    Favorite thing: Winchester is a Great place, I ended up staying here for two years when i was working in Hursley (a small village just outside Winchester) I Live in New Zealand and found this to be the "Quintessential English town" Its character was fantastic. The atmosphere relaxed and the people generally very friendly. I would definitely go to the Cathedral and have a walk around the grounds

    Fondest memory: My Favourite memory of Winchester had to be walking down the main street and stopping off for dinner at Pizza express before heading home again at sunset in the summer.

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    Winchester Cathedral

    by yooperprof Written Feb 26, 2003
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    Favorite thing: Do you remember that song?
    "Winchester Cathedral, you're bringing me down.
    You stood and you watched, as my baby left town.
    You could have done something, but you didn't try.
    You didn't do nothing, you let her walk by."

    What the connection is between the lyrics of this insipid song, and the stately and magnificent Cathedral I couldn't tell you!

    Fondest memory: When I was there, the Cathedral front was undergoing restoration, alas.

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    Walking in Winchester

    by barryg23 Updated Aug 30, 2007

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    Cathedral from Garnier Garden

    Fondest memory: Winchester is a great place to explore on foot as there are many quiet, beautiful streets containing plenty of well known buildings and a few hidden treasures.

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    View from St. Giles Hill

    by barryg23 Updated Aug 30, 2007

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    Winchester from St. Giles Hill

    Favorite thing: Winchester's best viewpoint is from St. Giles Hill. The view is somewhat obscured by trees and brush but you still get a great view of the town.

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    King Alfred the Great

    by deeper_blue Written Oct 26, 2012

    Favorite thing: King Alfred was the first King of a united England in 871 AD and Winchester was his capital. His image is preserved in the city centre by a imposing statue complete with sword and shield.

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