Shaun the Sheep Walking Trails, London, England

On my first day of sober, non-jetlagged, exploration of London we found this: Curious. But then, I found this: And there had to be some sort of explanation. According to the internet, these curious little statues are part of Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity fundraiser. In late March, artists debuted 50 of Shaun the Sheeps […]

The White Cliffs of Dover

The cliffs, the cliffs. Historically iconic, the cliffs, for all of British history has been the last thing seen leaving home and the first sight coming back, especially during the great World Wars. The cliffs played an enormous role in the excavation of Dunkirk during WWII as the massive tunnels in the cliffs safeguarded 100’s of thousands […]

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 […]