Initial entry – Pics from England

I thought about an actual “jounal” type entry for my initial post. It’s be neet to detail my trip to England. What I like, what I don’t like, funny things, pretty things…and all that. It would also take alot of time and really, the reason to start this was to have a handy way to post pics. So I’ll just post pics – maybe later I’ll entertain with witty tales..but I doubt it. So – in absolutely no order whatsoever:

View from my bedroom window:

Hitchingbrook house – We went to an antique fair here. Very pretty inside.

A pig sign in Corby:

Architectual detail from a “castle” in Corby – I use quotes because that’s what the map called it. Really nothing castle like about it. It’s a squat box. A pretty squat box, across from a very pretty church. I took pictires of the pretty church but just details pics of the “castle”.



Here’s the pretty church across from the box..you can see the corner of the box in the foreground:

Another church, across from Eleanor’s cross in Geddington:

A few pics of Eleanor’s cross:

A link to info on the cross:
http://www.mkheritage.co.uk/mkm/stonystratford/docs/eleanor.html

Here’s a few from Huntington, the nearest bigger town to us, and also the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell:


A big fat pile of hay. The pic doesn’t do it justice – it’s like a hay hotel, at least a few stories high:

Nottingham, home of Nottingham castle, with a neat little art gallery inside:



some statue outside the castle of some WWI hero – pretty:

and under the castle, half inside the hill, is the oldest pub in England – “Ye Ole Trip to Jeruselam”, very cool pub inside – a typical pub with a bunch of little cave like sitting areas around it and a big hole for venting going up inside the mountain:

and also in Nottingham, in case you couldn’t guess, are many references to the Robin Hood legend:

nearby is Sherwood Forest, but I didn’t have time to visit tthis time – they had a Hooters in town.

And a few of the kids, for the one’s who care:

To end this entry – another view out the back bedroom window – it’s so pretty. I hear that the sun comes up around 4 am in the hight of summer. I imagine I’ll despise the view by then.

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5 thoughts on “Initial entry – Pics from England

  1. I’m about an hour by train…Hour 1/2 – 2 hours by car..if traffic’s good.
    They charge you for driving in London, so I’m guessing the train is the way to go. I should be going into the city around April, if not sooner.

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