Article from the green valley

Green Valley Stories, a BBC television series, explores life on a 17th-century British farm. The 12 ½-hour television documentary, produced and directed by Peter Sommer, was awarded the prestigious “Learning on Screen” by the British Film and Video Council For an overview of the series and reviews, visit stories of the Green Valley. You may also want to see another recently published feature in the series – Green Valley Tales: A Window in the Past The following article is copyrighted by Countryman Magazine. How was a farm operated 400 years ago in the UK? That’s the key question in the …

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Temple of Apollo in Didyme, Turkey

In addition to the travel stories, Peter personally leads some of our trips to Turkey every year. This archaeological travel article about Didyma in Turkey was first published in: Meet the philosophers of Ancient Greece: Everything you always wanted to know about Greek philosophy without knowing who to ask. Ed. Patricia F. O’Grady, Ashgate Publishing 2005. The memory of the joy that this place has given me will not be easy to erase. The pillars … are so deliciously thin, the marble mass is so large and noble that it is impossible to preserve greater beauty and greater majesty in …

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