I just had to post something from England since the world's eyes are turned in that direction today. The first time I visited London in 2001, I was able to get up close and personal with the Queen's Welsh guards at Buckingham Palace. This photo is from film, and it's the first time I have [...]
For the last year or so I have heard that photographing in public places in London is getting harder to do. City cameras capture every move. I usually don't photograph someone unless I ask him or her first. Years ago, I worked as a photographer for a newspaper. So my blog will never be a [...]
When we were at the Kilns, we thought we had found C.S. Lewis's typewriter, but who knows if it is or not. I believe it maybe one that was used by his brother. I need to ask our resident Lewis expert Dr. Donald Williams what he thinks. He has taught classes at the Kilns and [...]
Have you ever wondered why gates are so perfect in Britain? Probably not but I have. The one above proves that they really are quite "perfect" in England. Of course, this one has golden edges, and it is located at Windsor Castle (where the Queen likes to kick back on the weekends). But that's beside [...]
Have you ever had one of "those" days when you wanted to hop on a train and just ride until you can't ride any more? Well, today is "one of those days." In fact, do you remember the ad on TV (if you are in America) that said, "Calgon, take me away!"? It was a [...]
Hang with me because I'm about to take a right hand turn tomorrow and promise that the posts that come next will be in a new direction. This one was taken in Oxford, England, while walking down a lovely lane.
I'm trying to understand why some things seem more beautiful in England than in the States. A rose that has grown up beside a well-seasoned downspout—who would have thought this would draw anyone's attention but it did . . . and the memory lingers.
This old gate is one that C. S. Lewis would have passed many times on his way to Holy Trinity Church at Headington Quarry in England. I don't know why I thought of this quote from Prince Caspian when I posted it last night; I just did. I hope you enjoy it, too. And if [...]