Monday, September 13, 2010

England, 3 - 11 Sept 2010

I've been really bad this summer.

Well as you can probably see, I've cheated on Spain with Munich & Vienna, then China, and now England.

I've just returned from an exhilarating 9 day roadtrip all around southern England, leaving my footprints on 19 towns/cities in 7 counties. What's more, I got to meet up with my relatives who live there. It was just awesome. I had a great time!

I loved the vast green fields, the puffy clouds in the sky, the smell of freshly baked scones with clotted cream wafting through the air, the charming little English cottages, etc. etc. etc...!!!

Here're some of the pictures. Enjoy!

Above: The Cathedral at Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Above: The facade of Angel Hotel at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Above: The cheerful beach huts at the seaside town of Southwold, Suffolk.

Above: Crooked but cute, so perfectly imperfect. Medieval town houses in Levanham, Suffolk.

Above: The Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam at Queen's College, Cambridge.

Above: Exterior of the castle at Windsor, Berkshire.

Above: The 170m tall Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Above: A dinosaur sculpture and War Memorial tower, at Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Above: The Stonehenge at Amesbury, Wiltshire - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Above: The Woodhenge (near the Stonehenge) at Wiltshire. Unfortunately what we see today are concrete stumps in place of the timber.

Above: The Church of St. John the Baptist at Glastonbury, Somerset.

Above: The remaining tower of the St. Michael's Church on top of a hill referred to as the Tor, at Glastonbury, Somerset. 300 steps to get to the top.

Above: At the bottom of the gorge at Cheddar (yes this is where the famous Cheddar Cheese comes from), Somerset.

Above: Stopping for a tea break in true English style. Scones with clotted cream and cream tea!

Above: 'The Great Bath', inside the Roman Baths, at the City of Bath, Somerset - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and my personal favourite!

Above: The Royal Crescent - a curved stretch of 30 houses of Georgian architecture designed by architect John Wood. City of Bath, Somerset.

Above: Some of the stones that are part of the 'Stone Circles' at Avebury, Wiltshire - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Above: A 'White Horse' cut into the chalk hillside (around since 1780) and an Obelisk, both national monuments at Cherhill, Wiltshire.

Above: Riverwalk along the Kennet & Avon Canal at Newbury, Berkshire.

Above: A shopping area at Queen Victoria Street, Reading, Berkshire.

Above: The Golden Eagle RAF memorial monument and the London Eye, as seen from Victoria Embankment, London.

Above: The Big Ben and the classic red double decker in London.

Above: The Tower bridge and the bulbous shaped City Hall in London.

Now you know what I did this Summer ;)

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