If you're hankering for the next season of Downton Abbey to commence, you can view what the characters would be seeing in a trip up to the London of 1927. Highlights of this mini-travelogue from the British Film Institute include Kensington Gardens (and its famous Peter Pan statue), Marble Arch, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge, the Thames, a cricket match, and an authentic London Bobby. The camerawork is by Claude Friese-Greene.
Now that we've gone all Anglophile for the day, see how high you can score on this quiz, which tests your ability to tell a renowned artist from a Sunday painter. (I scored a measly 58%.) Returning to American shores, try this second quiz to see if you can discern whether a passage of text is a machine translation or prose from a work by William Faulkner. (I'm not a Faulkner expert by any means, but I did a bit better on this one, with 83%).