Sunday, June 11, 2017

THROUGH MY LENS - THE COTSWOLDS

I've often said that when I walk off a plane, I want to know I'm in a foreign country.  In other words I prefer traveling off the beaten path, in a place where English is not the first language, where the culture and aspects of life are different, unique, bordering on the exotic, and sometimes even chaotic.  Traveling to England certainly doesn't fit this image, but as someone who enjoys hearing stories from the locals, meeting unusual people, and photographing landscapes and the chance encounters on the street,  this destination was perfect for me.

Here's my story told through my lens.





                                         SPRING 



Spring in the Cotswolds = bluebells


Seven friends walking a well-traveled path


The benefit of the climb was being able to ...........

 Admire the view




See all the new families



And watch the changing colors under threatening skies




                              
                                   THE CHURCHES



Near Moreton-in-Marsh



Welcoming, but we went walking instead





Headstones well worn 




                         NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTIES




The same family lived in Chastleton House from 1607 until 1991




 A rare peek into a Jacobean Gentry House




 Reeking of class



Snowshill Manor filled with a lifetime collection of Charles Paget Wade






                                                         THE PEOPLE
                                                                    

Outdoor market in Moreton-in-Marsh



Relaxing at Tilley's Tea House




The pub for fish and chips and a pint of Guinness




Shopping for a new hair color, perhaps




A bookseller at Stroud's farmers market






THE TREES















Stay tuned for the Lake District, Yorkshire and Derbyshire