Categories
Holidays

Still Standing

As I look through the photos from my recent 5-week trip to the UK, several themes occur to me, one of which is old buildings.

They start with Leek, near Stoke-on-Trent, where I went out for a short wander before rain sent me scurrying back. (I hadn’t expected to need a raincoat.)Leek Leek Leek

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Then there was York, which has its fair share of ancient buildings.

Clifford’s Tower
York Cathedral
York Cathedral
St Mary's Abbey, gardens of Yorkshire Museum
St Mary’s Abbey, gardens of Yorkshire Museum

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

While staying in the Wye Valley, we saw:

Tintern Abbey
Tintern Abbey
Bath: Roman Baths
Bath: Roman Baths
St Martin's Church, Cwmyoy
St Martin’s Church, Cwmyoy. Yes, it really does lean even more than that tower in Pisa.
Llanthony Priory
Llanthony Priory

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Those buildings have seen so many events since they were built: war and peace, births and deaths. Despite it all, they’re still standing, ready for us to enter between their ancient walls, read their ancient signs and muse on centuries of history.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life.

8 replies on “Still Standing”

Thank you, Ellie. That’s an excellent documentary. I knew all of that and visited the places shown but I hadn’t seen this. I will feature it in a future blog post.

Lovely photos! I love York, although I haven’t been for years, and Bath was the first trip Mr B and I took Mushroom on… He was just a few months old and your photo of the Roman baths brings back memories!

All spamless comments are welcome.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s