That is the magic of travel. You leave your home secure in your own knowledge and identity. But as you travel, the world in all it’s richness intervenes. You meet people you could never invent; you see scenes you could not imagine. Your own world, which was so large as to consume your whole life, becomes smaller and smaller until it’s only one tiny dot in time and space. You return a different person. Kent Nerburn. . . You return a different person. . . Reverse culture shock is almost more displacing because your worldview has now shifted. When you leave.. you don’t know what to expect yet when you return to your own country; you don’t see life through the same lens. I am still processing that what looks like for me. . . What I do know: I miss England so much and I am beyond grateful to be back in America. Looking forward to how the summer unfolds.
Lady Lumleys Almshouses - These are the almshouses of Thornton-le-Dale, in North Yorkshire. Asside from knowing that the secondary school in nearby Pickering is called Lady Lumleys School I know nothing about her or these almshouses. Or I didn't until I looked it up. - These particular almshouses were built in 1670 (ish). Sixteen seventy! They're looking mighty good for a building established 349 years ago! Maybe the renovations completed in 2014 have something to do with this? - The history of almshouses stretches back to medieval times when religious orders cared for the poor. Originally called hospitals or bede houses, in the sense of hospitality and shelter. By the middle of 1500s, there were about 800 medieval hospitals spread across the country but the dissolution of the monasteries (that pesky King Henry VIII again) meant that many were either sold off to landowners or left to ruin. It was during the late sixteenth century that the medieval craft guilds founded many hospitals to provide care for the “elderly decayed” members in their declining years. Benefactors came from all walks of life; Kings and Queens, Archbishops and clergy, the aristocracy, merchants and liverymen. Undoubtedly, many benefactors were driven by conscience and the needs of their fellow men, and perhaps a less charitable explanation was the possibility of securing their own salvation! In the case of Thorton-le-Dale, it was Lady Elizabeth Lumley. If you look closely the plaque on the building says they were built in 1656, but as Lady Lumley died in 1657 and the land upon which the almshouses were built was left in her will this is clearly incorrect. She also bequeathed the land fora grammar school, which closed and the name is now carried by the secondary school in Pickering, and for further almshouses in London - however those were demolished some 200 years ago.
Oh my did we have a treat today! We spent a luxurious morning at @thermae_bath_spa. It’s such a beautiful space and we’ve popped lots of pictures on our stories! We felt well and truly spoilt relaxing in the rooftop pool before heading off for facials! And did you know it’s fine pregnant ladies to use? Such a great way to pamper yourself if you’re expecting ❤️ | #gifted @socialightapp #igersbath#bathspa#visitbath#spaday#pamperyourself#beautifuldestinations#bodenbyme
Each year we always make sure to take a day off of work after the convention, so we can spend time together reflecting on what we've learnt. This was one of those days. Floating down a little River in Canterbury, Kent. Looking forward to this year's convention now! Ours is in August. When's yours? • • • #scenicbritain#ukpotd#ukpotd_jun19#bestukpics#ukshots#uk_shots#lovegreatbritain#yourbritain#discoverearth#bestlifeever#roamtheplanet#earth_shots#visitengland#bbctravel#earthoutdoors#igersuk#mybritain#ukscenery#capturingbritain#gloriousbritain#genuinebritain#ukreal#1ukshot#ig_daily#visualart#map_of_europe#photosofbritain#wanderlust#jw#explorediscoverinspire
King Charles stayed here during the English Civil War. Hopefully it was comfortable and warm, as he stayed here near his downfall. Now it is a hotel, and it is exceptionally comfortable, warm, and the food is lovely.
CORNISH PASTY 😍 A quick cycle from Wadebridge to Padstow on the @cameltrail today was rewarded with a Cornish pasty from @thechoughbakery which was delicious although slightly stressful to eat due to hungry seagulls! 😥😂 I was pleased to see that they offered gluten free, dairy free and vegan options and can therefore hopefully cater for anyone who visits! This trip was something we did every year when coming to Cornwall as children and is just as much fun, tasty and very nostalgic to do as adults! ☺️😊
Anatomy of an angel by Damian Hirst. Stunning shots! (📸 by @fjwelch) ❤ Show your love! Double tap and tag friends who would love this too. 👇 Discover more! Go to @loveleeds.life to follow us and hit the link in our bio for Leeds best bits.
Oxford is the county town of Oxfordshire and famous worldwide for its prestigious university; the oldest in the Englishspeaking world. Prime Purchase Director, James Shaw has lived in Oxford for 8 years. We asked James what he loved about Oxford and for him it’s all about the history, “I am a huge fan of the city, from historic pubs to a number of theatres and everything in between. The @pittriversmuseum and @ashmoleanmuseum are among two of my favourite places to visit.” #primepurchaseplaces#primepurchaseoxford