Ok, pay attention – here’s my holiday snaps!
We went to the Forest of Dean, it’s about 200 miles south – that may not seem like far, but in this country, it is! Down there, they talk in a different accent, up here they do too, in the middle bit is where I come from, where they speak normal, so its always fun to hear all these oddities!
Here’s the hotel, its a really old Inn, been there so long, God probably lived there first!
It had a really nice garden which was good for eating food or drinking – the weather was exceptionally hot, so that makes a change too!
Across the road was the river Wye, after which the area called “The Wye Valley” is known
That was behind this little church, which is very ancient I think, or something, dedicated to this saint I forgot the name of
Down the road, there’s this pub called “Ye Old Ferrie Inn” where you can get a ferry for £!. or just have a meal and some of their home made cider, which was so delicious, I walked back there for another pint the next night 🙂 Also went a bit mad taking photos, cos they seemed to come out good 🙂
Next day we went to Monmouth, just over the border in Wales. There’s a weird bridge thats like really old, and a church from god knows when, but also really old.
After that, we went to Puzzle Wood, which is where Tolkien went to get ideas about Lords of the Rings, and where bits of Star Wars and loads of other films and TV shows used for locations, like Dr Who, and Harry Potter etc
I took 100 photos in there – suck it up losers !!! 😀 😀
After that we went to this cave thing, which was just down the road, and to Lyndey, a town with an old port thats being done up – then onto a sculpture park on the way back to base.
Next day we went up Symonds Yat rock, where you get good views etc
There was a butterfly farm across from the hotel, so here’s some of those – check them out, you know you want too! (They’re very nice)
Oh yeah, we went to this castle something or other, there’s some close ups of some birds nesting which was good!
Finally, on the way home, which was day 4, we stopped off at Gloucester, in the cathedral, they were getting ready for the 3 choirs thing, which happens every 3 years, the choirs of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford battle it out in a last choir standing kind of festival of choral anarchy!
Three Choirs Enter – One Choir Leaves . . .
LOL Thats how I always understood it, but actually its a very old thing they been doing for 300 years or so. When I did a course on Art History, there was one of the choir masters teaching there, he told its its madly competitive – but of course thats not what its about at all – (yeah right!)
I like it when they put all those flags in the cathedrals and churches and they just rot away – love it! Patriotism in the churches, all dying away slowly, I find that pleasing – spooky, romantic! Anyhow, also included there a trip round the docks and photographing everything that moves, or don’t move too. I don’t know what you got over there, but its crap! We got it all here! 😀 😀 Isn’t it great? I didn’t even know what I was doing! Just going around photographing stuff! Good holiday, yeah, not bad at all, thanks for viewing – and I trust you all viewed each and every one, and examined them thoroughly! XX
For anyone who doesn’t have a slideshow viewer off their phone gadget or whatever, there’s no escape, I shall post the whole lot in a list on the link here!
Oh yeah, time for a nice song!