Tag Archives: Place UK

A Peek at Bourton-on-the Water

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village in the Cotswolds Area of Gloucestershire, England. The houses and shops in the village are constructed of the yellow Oolitic limestone that is found in the surrounding hills. Cotswold stone is easily split into blocks and is quite weather-resistant. The Cotswold hills cover an area that is about 40 miles across […]
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When All the Presidential Candidates Stink – Call Canada!

What could be worse for a creaky, cancerous political system than what the Democratic and Republican parties are brewing up? Nothing really. This is as bad as it gets… First: Do I even bother to vote? For those who do cast a ballot, there is the even sadder choice: Which candidate do I loathe the […]
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The Journey Starts and Ends at Kingswood Station, England

We lived in Kingswood, Surrey, England for two years. Many of our journeys began with the walk down to this building, the Kingswood Train Station. When I say down, I mean it was a 10 minute downhill walk that felt like a 15 minute uphill battle on the trip home at the end of the […]
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I Regret I Didn’t Take More Photos

Don’t regret growing old. It’s a privilege denied to many. – 60 minutes – I had difficulty finding photos of the emotion Regret. Times that I’ve felt sorry or distressed – no photos.  Times of mourning – no photos. Even regret as the polite refusal to an invitation – still no photos. Disappointment – now […]
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Windows – Eyes of the Home

Bad weather always looks worse through a window. – Tom Lehrer – Windows are the eyes of the home. From the inside looking out, they frame the view of the outside world. Seen from the outside, the windows form part of the face of the house. This is The Red House, through the eyes of […]
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Avebury Henge and Stone Circle

A post about a place I’ve been, and the resulting Unfinished Project: Avebury is a beautiful little village in Wiltshire, Southern England. Much of the village sits within a large stone henge that encompasses 28.5 acres. With an extensive bank and ditch, and numerous standing stones, it is a magical place. Some of the remaining […]
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