Roman England

Hi hello,

I FINALLY get to write about our summer vacation. We went to Bath (by car), and we stayed in two different hotels on the way and in Bath (well, Batheaston), we stayed in a lovely cottage. It was the first vacation with family members missing (my two now adult sisters).  Well, I love long trips, I love reading in the car, listening to music, falling asleep and just relaxing the whole time. 169 167And it’s sometimes even beautiful to drive around. Every time I’ve been to England (like four times now) it has been sunny most of the time. Rainy England? I don’t know it. England’s weather presents itself rather goodly when I visit.
Uhm, now, how should I continue? There is a lot about that week I won’t publish – it would be simply too much! I tried to choose the best photographs … Well, our cottage. I loved it, especially the big window in the living room. And I loved the breakfasts. I really did. Somehow, when I think of that vacation, I smell coffee and bread with jam. Or the brilliant black tea. My goodness. They HAVE to export that to Germany. 323684Well, you may know or not, that in the Romans were having their Roman Baths in Bath( Haha, this sounds so stupid), because there are England’s only hot springs. Of course we visited it – it’s the reason Bath is so popular and the reason for all the tourists – but we didn’t visit it in the afternoon (we would have had to wait hours) but in the evening. Only few visitors were there and the lights went on and it was amazing. My dad and I even joked around with the sign…415 405 377 344Don’t mind the bad quality, like I said it was getting late and less light means less quality. We walked around after that visit and passed by the cathedral. In reality, one was not able to see the colors of the lights. But as I took a photo, I was surprised. 421On one morning (the night had been terrible, I hardly slept because of no reason I couldn’t fall asleep) I sneaked out and walked up the hill (5am) and I took pictures as the sun came up. Unfortunately the trees were in the way, but the clouds went pink anyway.554And one day we went to Castle Combe. That is such a cute village, so old and charming and everything, with a little church, a place to shop cake, a café… Lovely.482472497Last but not least: The cathedral. When we entered, there was this creepy organ music, if it’s worth to be called music at all. Must have been some so called ‘modern’ stuff’, but honestly, to me it sounded like a mad person rolling the head over the keys. But as it stopped, we began to enjoy our visit.608I’m glad I finally found some time to publish this!

Much love,

Flora ♥

Number 30

I told you in the previous article, that one of the old buildings is a special one. I can’t tell why. It’s for sale and empty and bedraggled. I usually don’t sneak around other people’s properties but this one was … and exception. It’s got two apartments. One half is blue, the other some kind of yellow or orange. 034 224It’s the Number 30 of our village’s main street and on my way back home, I couldn’t resist to take a look in the backyard.226 236 235 232 227And the front walls were nice to watch as well.241 240043 042 037As you can see, the front door is open. I had to go inside. Don’t worry, the next door was locked, so I could only take pictures of the tiny first room.251 246 245 242Well, that’s why I wanted to show you the house number 30. I liked being around there, okay, I don’t know if I was allowed to do that but I saw no sign saying otherwise so… I just wanted my pictures. Haha. It was a little bit of an adventure.

Love,

Flora ♥

They never came back

I’m so sorry for not blogging anything in 2014 yet but I had no ideas … now I’m back, I have winter holidays and a lot of time! Yeah! So what did I do? Did I ever mention how I thought my village was sooo bad for taking landsape pictures? If not, I can assure you that I always said that to a friend who lives in one really small but very beautiful little village. I used to tell her how jealous I was, every time I visited her. But today I walked down our main road and discovered some old empty buildings that I thought might be interesting to photograph. And one house was really special, that’s why I’ll publish one extra post for it later.  Enough. Let’s begin! 008When I started taking pictures I was always feeling awkward when someone walked by and I barely dared to look at them. But I was getting used to it so I walked and walked and when I was back home I realized I was gone for 2 hours! And my fingers died … they were as red as tomatoes, haha. 012311265I love how walls turn out soo colorful in pictures. It’s not quite what it looks like in real life but I am simply in love with my photographs.279 269300 312020 018 054297So that are these buildings. Some of them are empty, some are not, but they’re all old :). Oh, and the following might not be house or something, but it’s something that is left behind. 290Yep. So much about that. I’ll post something soon. I wont keep you waiting this time.

Love,

Flora ♥