Thursday, May 10, 2012

Memories of England


Three years ago this week, I was revisiting the UK (after a 40 year absence) with close friends. Following are just a handful of images which bring back a flood of happy memories . . .

. . . some of the wonderful rolling fields in Kent

. . . and here the River Stour winds through Canterbury past the fascinating Weaver's Inn on the left

. . . and these gorgeous Bluebells greeted us on our arrival in England

. . . (for some inexplicable reason I became somewhat "fixated" on bees during our visit !)

. . . and one of many glorious leadlight windows seen in various churches and cathedrals

. . . here's the quaint tram providing transport down to the fascinating Cornish seaside village of Polperro.

. . . a regal swan spotted on an estate in South Wales

. . . the famous White Cliffs of Dover

Reculver in Kent - the remains of the Abbey of St Augustine built in Saxon times.

(Just adore these ancient buildings, as Australia is such a young country in comparison)

6 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Wonderful photos. It must have been an amazing tie to revisits after so long away. You would have been appreciating the history and beauty in a new way.

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic views, excellent trip. I am greeting

Valerie said...

Pieces of Sunshine: Yes, the ties are strong - I was born in England, migrated to Australia at 3 yrs of age with my family, returned at 21 on a year's holiday and went back again at 24 to live and work in Oxford for 2 years. It was wonderful to renew friendships after that passage of time and my appreciation of surroundings was considerably different at the age of 62 ! Thanks for visiting my blog.

LadyFi said...

What lovely English scenes! Makes me a bit homesick too.

Dianne said...

Oh! to be in England!! these pic remind me of Robert Brownings beautiful poem. Delicate little blue bells and berry blossoms they make my heart sing.

NixBlog said...

Fantastic series of shots, Valerie. England is lovely...

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