Sunday, June 11, 2017


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 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


Stay tuned for the Lake District, Yorkshire and Derbyshire

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