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Important anniversaries and more in depth info about Skyworks, our Aerial Footage and Archive

Lake District National Park Awarded World Heritage Site Status by UNESCO

 

Congratulations Lake District - World Heritage Site Awarded July 2017

Congratulations Lakeland – World Heritage Site Status Awarded July 2017

 

Congratulations to The Lake District National Park, which is celebrating its new status as a UNESCO World Heritage site, awarded in July 2017.

 

The Lake District is the largest National Park in England. It’s made up of beautiful natural scenery characterised by mountains, valleys, lakes and farmland. It’s located in Cumbria in the North West of England.

 

UNESCO (acronym for “The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization”) now officially recognises the Lakes as a place of global importance, and it now becomes legally protected internationally as a place of significance for humanity. No small matter then!

 

We – along with the many visitors and residents – are very aware of its beauty, and below you can appreciate it via some of the highlights from our video collection. It features Ullswater, Grasmere, Coniston Water, Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwent Water, Buttermere, Ennerdale Water, Rydal Water, Wast Water, Thirlmere, Crummock Water, Esthwaite Water, and Lake Windermere.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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UNESCO Site –  http://en.unesco.org/news/three-new-sites-and-two-extensions-added-unesco-s-world-heritage-list

BBC News Article – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-40547691

Elvis Presley 40th Anniversary

Elvis Presley 40th Anniversary

Elvis Presley 40th Anniversary

 

This year marks the 40th since the death of music legend Elvis Presley.

Each year, old fans and new head to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee – Elvis’s former residence – and over the course of a week they celebrate his life and work. The organisers of the event predict that the 40th anniversary will see a record number of visitors.

 

Elvis Week 2017 – https://www.graceland.com/events/calendar/eventdetails.aspx?id=51

 

Here’s our HD aerial view of the house at Graceland –

 

 

And nearby are Elvis’s private planes, the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II –

 

 

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Picture: Elvis by luchapress on OpenClipart – https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

Tour de France 2017 to Depart from Dusseldorf in July

Tour de France 2017

Tour de France 2017

 

Preparations are ramping up for the 2017 Tour de France, as Team Sky announce their line-up, led by Brit Chris Froome. The favourite, Froome is looking to defend his title and win his next yellow jersey.

On 1st July this year, Dusseldorf in Germany will have the honour of being the start point – the Grand Départ – of the Tour de France, one of the world’s most famous cycling events.

HD aerial of Dusseldorf:

 

Then on 23rd July, the climatic final stage of the race will occur along – as is now custom – the Champs-Élyséesin Paris, with accompanying iconic views of the Arc de Triomphe.

HD aerial of the Arc de Triomphe:

 

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Picture: black silhouette of a cyclist by donchico on OpenClipart – https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

The Shard 5th Anniversary

The Shard, London, UK

The Shard, London, UK

 

Did you realise that The Shard in London is already 5 years old? It was inaugurated in 2012 after a 3-year construction period.

It stands 310 metres high, and it’s glass facade and pyramid shape dramatically changes the London skyline.

Renzio Piano, who designed The Shard, took inspiration from tall English Gothic churches and ship masts. With that in mind, have a look at our HD aerial footage – what do you think?

 

 

More HD aerial footage of The Shard – https://www.skyworks-stock.com/search/?search=shard+AND+england

 

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Pachelbel Canon Relaxation Video – 30 Minutes of Beauty

Pachelbel Meditation Relaxation Long Version

Pachelbel Canon Relaxation with Beautiful Images

 

Enjoy a relaxing experience seeing the world as a bird drifting through the clouds, and let the beautiful music of Pachelbel’s Canon in D give you relaxation and peace. Our special edit gives you 30 minutes of unbroken beauty. Enjoy!

What would you like to us do next? Leave us a comment to let us know.

 

 

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Picture: Meditation by rdevries on OpenClipart – https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

Jane Austen Remembered on Bicentennial of Death

Jane Austen Remembered Bicentennial

Jane Austen Remembered

 

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Today she is one of the most highly celebrated English novelists – but she published anonymously and so was relatively unknown in her own lifetime.

We had a look through our HD aerial collection and found a few interesting locations that relate to her life and work….

Chatsworth Estate and House – The Pemberley Estate in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring Kiera Knightly. Chatsworth is also explicitly mentioned in Austen’s novel…

 

The Cobb at Lyme Regis – a key setting in her final novel, Persuasion. Austen visited here in real life on at least two occasions…

 

Winchester Cathedral – Jane Austen’s final resting place, and where you can visit her memorial plaque and window…

 

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Picture: Horse and Rider by Firkin on OpenClipart – https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/