Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Ye Olde England...

As a wee child and an unsightly teen I never fully appreciated the beauty of tudor England. What was of interest, were the harsh shards of Daniel Libeskind and the sheer elegance of Gaudi. I was blind to the old world when the new world excited the imagination far more than the blackened oak and the wattle and daub (a mixture of branches, twigs and wait for it... cow pat - still makes me snigger like a child) which were used to create the distinctive black and white Tudor facade. My recent day out to the Last Drop in Bolton brought back all those memories of being a child on a school trip in my fluorescent yellow cagoule (tragic) whose sole purpose was gaining a back seat on the coach of our yearly school trip to one of the many Tudor mansions that grace our green hills. To begin with, I was far more interested in getting my mitts on the traditional English afternoon tea (mmmm... clotted cream - Homer doesn't know what he's missing). With a belly full of cherry scones and cucumber sarnies I began to appreciate the beauty around me and began snapping with my Canon 450D. Im still learning people... so please excuse my distinctly amateur pictorials.

15 comments:

Gianluca Senese said...

great pictures...!
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Mila said...

Wow,it looks amazing!

Frankie said...

Gorgeous pictures! I wanna be in your blog!

liana said...

ahh, these are cute! they make me want to come to england and visit the countryside ;)

I'm a mean street kid. said...

mmm wow cherry scones. sounds delicious! growing up in england sounds lovely, im imagining like a 'the holiday' movie experience.

The Man from Amsterdam said...

I guess we all start to appreciate the things we didn't like as youngsters when we grow older. Well to some extent at least!

Sara Bentley said...

These photos are just the perfect depiciton of an English town -- I wish I could have tea there!
BTW, I love the way you write!

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Joan said...

These pictures are beautiful. I was actually supposed to give England a visit this summer, but my traveling partner decided that studying for the MCATs was more important. BLAH.

Oh, and your post reminds me that I need a new and better camera.

Blondie said...

How cute!!! i wanna a house like this!!!!;);) so great!!!!!

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Jack Daniel said...

If you really wanna get to know your camera, shoot on manual. :)

There are only three things you have to set up: ISO, Aperture and shutter speed. You'll learn how to 'read light'.

Raez said...

adorable! I love flower shops.

xx raez

rouli said...

cool posts!!!

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meggasus said...

I love living in New England. So much history! Beautiful pictures :)

a. said...

it's beautiful.

Elodie Lucas said...

Oh i love it, i want to go there now
shit.
ahah