We had the best four days with our dear friends Nicky and John from England and I still can’t believe that GB is not EU anymore. But the world is turning and this time it seams to turn back and forth like crazy. I don’t know if I will ever feel prepared for sh.. like that.
But with a short retreat on the countryside one can imagine, that the world and its mannerisms are far away – even if they aren’t – and just have a relaxed time in the woods.
At the beginning I thought, there is quite some cheesiness in the glas sculptures of Dale Chihuly exposed in Kew Gardens in London. Bright colors, excessive forms – just an overdose of everything. But than I remembered plants I have photographed in the last years. Nature is like that. Exagerated, colourful and immoderate. So I’m quite d’accord with the artists title “reflections on nature”. Take a look and decide what you think is art and what is nature.
Definitly a must-see.
We made an excursion to Cambridge which is a wonderful and very well arranged accumulation of British architecture. Our time was short and so we doubted at first if we should visit King’s College Chapel where there was a service accompanied by the famous King’s College Boys Choir. It would have been so wrong to miss that. The architecture of the chapel and the otherworldly chants impressed us deeply.
Our second favorite thing was the ice-cream we got from a Jack’s Gelato on Bene’t Street. Yummy Earl Grey and prunes flavor. Could it get more British?
Mersea Island near to Colchester in Essex is an ancient fishermens island and well known for Smugglers. We went there for its second attraction: oysters, fish and chips. Therefore we made a lot of winged friends.
One day ahead, bride and groom excited, but in good condition 🙂 Last preparations: groom, best man, ushers and some guests Waiting for the arrival of the bride There she is! Only 18 minutes late. The ceremony Yeah! Happy Couple! On our way to […]
This was our last day in the Peak District and with our friends, who left for their honeymoon to Majorca the next day, and we had only the morning for a short hike because we had to leave for the airport in the afternoon. What I learned: England is really underestimated hiking country. Just look […]
We went on trip north to Peak District National Park in Derbyshire after the Wedding together with the newly weds whose parents own a wonderful apartment in the picturesque valley of Cressbrook Mill. I didn’t know anything about it before because I didn’t have any time to read something about it or to look at […]