Summertime in England

Just returned from a quick trip to the UK. I’ve visited England more and more over the past several years, and while there’s always something new to explore, it’s begun to feel less foreign, and more like another version of home.

Photo Jul 08, 8 56 49 AMSculptor Paul Day’s The Meeting Place, at St Pancras station in London.

Photo Jul 08, 11 36 22 AMOne of my favorite walls in London’s Covent Garden, in Neal’s Yard.

Photo Jul 08, 10 14 23 AMCovent Garden’s Piazza.

Photo Jul 13, 8 41 23 AMWandering in Kent, not far from where my husband grew up.

Photo Jul 12, 6 21 01 AMLeybourne Church, the site of a family wedding, in Kent.

Photo Jul 12, 7 20 40 AMPart of the reception area at St Julians club, in the heart of the Weald of Kent.

Photo Jul 12, 7 21 02 AMThe wedding reception seating chart, written on a mirror.

Published by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Senior editor at Longreads / Automattic

29 thoughts on “Summertime in England

  1. I love the photo of Kent countryside, it captures the air of contentment and also the love of privacy I found in rural areas of England.
    Though I am not a lover of such effects as those given by the fisheye technique, it gives the Leybourne Church one that feeling of a scene prior to Alice slipping into Wonderland which is charming.

  2. I love the photographs – they’re absolutely amazing! And I also love England. It’s a really special country. When I’m there I feel at home too. πŸ™‚
    Can’t wait to explore more of it.

    Great blog you have here! Stunning pictures really *.*

  3. As a traveler I have always wondered what combination of circumstances finally allows me to feel “at home” in a foreign location. Would you say that it was time or the familiarity of certain landmarks around you, or a combination of the two which has allowed you to think of England as more of a home?

    1. It’s definitely due to passage of time, and returning to England the past several times to visit my husband’s family — rather than going to sight-see and explore — that has made the country feel more like home πŸ™‚

  4. Such an interesting country- so new and so old at the same time, always changing, forever timeless. Thanks for sharing these photos and your latest adventure.

  5. Hah, the rural parts of the UK really are some of the best. You’re lucky you left when you did, the heatwave here is really taking its toll, ahaha. There seems to be a lot to do in the summer, contrary to what I first thought.

  6. Great photos. I particularly like the English countryside. I hope you had a chance to have some scones and coddled (Sp) cream while you were there. Thanks for sharing.

  7. You are making it very difficult for me not to go to right now and purchasing that handy lens attachment. Stop it! My frustration with England is the coin money. Tiny coins worth more than smaller coins, thin coins, fat coins, silver coins, two tone coins. As the line grew longer while I raked through my coin pouch the nice check out girl at the grocery store held out her hand. “It’s alright luv”, she said as I gave her my wallet. She quickly picked out just the right change. πŸ˜‰

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