I'm really looking forward to the opening ceremonies for the Olympics tomorrow, and have been wondering what might be included. I was making a list in the car on the way to work this morning of what comes to my mind when I contemplate the Mother Country, and thought, LJ post!.
01: Megalithic monuments - Stonehenge, Avebury, Ring of Brodgar (see icon), Callanish, Stones o' Stennis, come to mind.
02: Pastoral vistas. And you can combine 1 & 2!
03: King Arthur, Knights, Merlin, the whole package.
04: Pubs - beer, ale, gin, cider, whisky. (Hey, they're related!)
05: The Magna Carta.
06: Minsters and Cathedrals. I have a particular fondness for York Minster, and York in general.
08: The Highlands.
09: White Cliffs of Dover
10: Cheese! Stilton, Cheddar, Double Gloucester, Wensleydale.
Okay, so the list could easily be twenty or more things. But I picked ten. (Robin Hood, Tolkien, Elizabeth I, The Tower, James Bond, Nessie, Skye, tea, scones, Devonshire cream, Sir Francis Drake, Battle of Hastings, Culloden, James Herriot, Churchill, Sherlock Holmes, Dickens, Vikings, Robert the Bruce, Declaration of Arbroath, bagpipes, Robert Burns, Skara Brae, Trafalgar. I'll stop now :D !)