Toronto skyline

The CN Tower makes those skyscrapers look minute

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, but it is not the capital (that’s Ottawa).

And it has this amazing skyline dominated by one of the world’s highest structures, the CN Tower, which is more than 600m tall.


The midsummer sun rises at Stonehenge

On the longest day of the year, June 21st, the sunrise at Stonehenge occurs at about 4.30am.

If you stand in the centre of the ring of standing stones then you will see the sun rise directly over the Heelstone, which is a little outside the circle

Whether Stonehenge was an ancient clock or calendar, or even a burial ground or whatever is not known for sure, but the sunrise on the summer solstice is quite a magical moment.

Amazing rainbow

Upside down rainbow

Most rainbows are shaped like a bridge in the sky, but this rainbow that I saw in Izu last month is the wrong way round.

I have no idea how this rainbow was formed (it was not raining at the time).

Funny story: swim

We were looking at a few verbs today, like ‘take, took, taken’ and ‘drink, drank, drunk’, and one of my students suddenly said ‘swim, swim, swimming’! And it made me think. Why are English verbs so difficult? If my students answer was the real answer then it would be so much easier.

BTW the answer is ‘swim, swam, swum’, unfortunately.

And here's a nice picture of an octopus swimming