Trail of the Day: Top Withens, Haworth, England

Top Withens is the ruined remains of an old farm house said to be an inspiration for Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. From Haworth village you can get there on a marked path that’s about 3.5 miles out, so 7 miles round trip. The trail getting there was exceptionally beautiful as I imagined every scene between […]

Bronte Parsonage, Haworth, West Yorkshire, England

Photography is not allowed in the Parsonage, so these photos will come from other sources, the exterior and around Haworth.   I first read Wuthering Heights when I was sixteen and dangerously more clueless than I am now. It was the first book that made me love literature for literature’s sake, as art. Wuthering Heights transcends […]

So we’re in Shakespeare’s town.

We’re in Stratford-Upon-Avon, home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, birthplace of William Shakespeare, and a lot of swans.     Naturally, we had to find the “state carnival” in town. You know, to experience the whole thing in all of its Englishy goodness. Here are some photos.           Having adventurous friends (and […]