30 Days in England: Day 22 (Windows!)

So hum, England has some really amazing windows…!

While sorting through my pictures, I realized I have an “odd” assortment of pictures of various windows…

I know it’s kind of a “different” theme, but if I can feature (two!) days on English gravestones… a window theme isn’t weird at all ๐Ÿ˜‰

What else can be said of them? I like that windows let in light! ๐Ÿ˜€ (Imagine living in a house without them!)

Haha…wow ended up with more than I thought! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think one of the things I noticed was the intricate detailing…

I think that will be all for today ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re “stuck” inside today…hopefully there’s a window nearby!

Friday! woohoo!

Always, Aims

 

30 Days in England: Day 21 (Roman Baths)

Yesterday was a tiny peek of the city of Bath. ย A good chunk of the day we spent in Bath (sounds better when you pronounce it with a British accent by the way!) was spent in the old Roman Baths. ย Wow…was that ever amazing!

The architecture was outstanding!

Down inside was just as phenomenal…but I really had to pick and choose my pictures (especially when trying to fit the entire Roman Baths into one post!)

Old tiles…used for heating.

An indoor round bath…

Back outside but down below

Looking up

Visiting the Roman Baths was totally worth it… there’s so much history and information. ย Re-reading this post, I realize I’ve barely scratched the surface…hopefully it’s just enough to make you want to visit! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Always, Aims

 

30 Days in England: Day 20 (Bath)

Ah…the city of Bath! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also one of my favourite cities. ย However, we spent most of our day trip there in the old Roman Baths (come back tomorrow to see those!) so here are just a few pictures from around the city… ๐Ÿ™‚

A few pics inside the Meeting Rooms in Bath. (Ever read Jane Austen’s Persuasion or Northanger ย Abbey?)

The details were exquisite!

Um yeah… just like they have epic gravestones in England they also have epic chandeliers…

Since we’re still in the Persuasion mood… If you saw the 1995 version of the film you’ll recognize this street. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Of course we can’t have a “Bath post” without pictures of the Royal Crescent.

Sadly, I didn’t have a wide angle lens with me and couldn’t capture the whole thing… it was still amazing though! ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course… if you’ve seen the 2007 adaption of Jane Austen’s Persuasion you’ll recognize the crescent as the place where Anne runs (and runs!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

The “circus” in Bath. ๐Ÿ™‚

Just a tiny taste of Bath… Such a beautiful place… the pictures don’t come close to capturing it!

…AND…Happy SUMMER, all!

Always, Aims

30 Days in England: Day 19 (Gravestones Pt. 2)

Yesterday, I realized that there were too many “gravestone pictures” to fit into one post… (weird I know!) But I didn’t want to leave any out, so decided to post (just a few!) more today!

I don’t why gravestones suddenly interested me while I was there… there’s just this certain beauty ‘something’ about it that seemed to catch my attention. ย Maybe knowing that there is a story to each one, a story of the person who passed away and the people they left living. There was history there. ย Or maybe it was the reminder that people always have, and always will…die…no matter what time period you lived.

And one more… this one felt so “medieval” for some reason.

Well, hope you enjoyed a peek of the England most people don’t post about! I promise there won’t be gravestones tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜€

Always, Aims

30 Days in England: Day 18 (Gravestones)

Another thing I loved about England…were the epic gravestones. (Don’t laugh! This is true!) ๐Ÿ™‚

So…enjoy the “artistic” perspective of it! Lots of them didn’t have names or dates, the weather having erased any personal recognition attached to them.

Or sometimes… they were so simple…

Or… intricate!

When people think of traveling to England…they probably don’t think of the old graveyards and gravestones there, I know I didn’t! Nonetheless it ended up being a super interesting part of my trip!

Always, Aims

30 Days in England: Day 17

Last day in Oxford, I promise! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for coming along on my little journey through Oxford these past few days, I seriously enjoyed sharing such a small ย part of this wondrous city with you!

Other cities coming up are London, Bath, Bournemouth, and Chawton… so be sure and check back daily. ๐Ÿ˜€

Always, Aims

30 Days in England: Day 14 (Oxford pt. 1)

Within moments of deciding to blog about Oxford and looking through my “Oxford Pictures”…I realized there were way to many pictures for only one post!

Even fitting my favourits into two posts will be next to impossible I think! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

In all the cities, all the villages I was able to see…Oxford was definitely one of my very favourite places.

As hard as it is to try fit Oxford into one or two blog posts…it was just as hard to decided how to split them up… Today’s Oxford post is some of the “streets”, what you see from them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pictures don’t do Oxford justice…my words surely don’t either! I fell in love with the history, the old buildings, the streets…everything!

Sure hoping I can go back and walk the streets of Oxford again someday!

Tomorrow’s post will also be about Oxford, some of the buildings…more “artish” pictures of Oxford! ๐Ÿ™‚

Always, Aims

30 Days in England: Day 13 (Bodleian Library)

Today starts a few posts of Oxford! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ah, the Bodleian Library! I went for a tour inside, unfortunately it was a “no camera” zone! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So you’ll have to be content with outside pictures. ย If you ever have the opportunity to go, make sure you go inside…it’s SO worth it! I can’t really describe my emotions…knowing people like C.S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien came here to study together.

Walking the streets that John Wesley and William Pitt walked. ย The list of “famous people who studied in Oxford” is….super long (yes, I did Google it!) It was almost surreal to be there…knowing so many of tread there before I.

The next few days on my blog will dedicated to Oxford, be sure and come back! ๐Ÿ™‚

Always, Aims