Oxford (A Photo Diary)

Dear Reader,

It’s true what the masters say about Oxford. As I cannot put into words as eloquently as the literary greats, I will allow them to do the talking.

“In spite of the roaring of the young lions at the Union, and the screaming of the rabbits in the home of the vivisect, in spite of Keble College, and the tramways, and the sporting prints, Oxford still remains the most beautiful thing in England, and nowhere else are life and art so exquisitely blended, so perfectly made one.”

-Oscar Wilde

DSC01944“The world surely has not another place like Oxford; it is a despair to see such a place and ever to leave it, for it would take a lifetime and more than one to comprehend and enjoy it satisfactorily.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Bath in the Autumn (Photo Diary)

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If you ever have the chance to go, please do. I loved this place far better than even London. It was full of history, romance, culture, and gelato. Everywhere we walked we saw the charming remnants of ancient stories. I hope you enjoy.

DSC01667“Oh! Who can be ever tired of Bath?”― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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Stonehenge and Salisbury Photo Diary

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I am mad at myself for taking so long to post all these. I wish I had a better excuse than it-takes-so-long-to-go-through-them. All the same, we spend a day at Stonehenge and Salisbury. The stones were other-worldly. I am not sure I knew what I would feel upon meeting them, but I have to say the word that best fits the overall impression is unexpected.

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Hampton Court Palace (A Photo Diary)

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If you do visit England (and I highly recommend it), do see Hampton Court Palace. It was gifted to Henry VIII by Cardinal Wolsey in 1529 and is chock-full of history. The immense gardens are worth a stroll in, and even boasts the oldest grapevine in England.

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