The Tree

Waverley Abbey, Farnham, Surrey

I think I probably posted a picture of this tree last time I visited Waverley Abbey but it really does stand out from its surroundings. This time we brought our US visitors on our hike to the ruined abbey and I took a bunch more shots – I hope not too similar to those I posted last time. Click any of the images below to see them enlarged (you may have to click into the post title first for this to work if you’re seeing this in email or on social media).

Musée d’Orsay, continued

Once again, I focused my lens more on the architecture, the geometry, the sub-text of this hallowed space. Click any of the pictures below to see them full-sized.

More Edinburgh Street Scenes

We walked quite a bit and I took pictures as we went. Click any image below to see them bigger (if you’re not seeing this on the web site you may need to click the post title first to get there).

Dean Village

The Leith Water Walkway eventually led us to the historic Dean Village. I managed a couple of tourist-free shots but then gave in… Click any of the images below to see them larger (if you’re seeing in email or social media you may need to click into the post or post-title first).

Edinburgh, first look

A few street shots from our first walkabout on the afternoon of our arrival. Click the post title and/or any of the images to see them at full size.

More Plymouth

We also went through the Plymouth Museum. It tells the story of the English colonists in America and their depredations of the native people they found in North America. It was certainly interesting to see this story told both from a contemporary historical perspective and also from an English one, since, contrary to how we think of it in the States, for the couple of hundred years before the revolution, these were indeed Englishmen and not Americans. Outside the museum, meanwhile, plaques commemorated the great voyages of colonialism with no regard for the revised history told inside. If viewing in email, click the post title to click into the images and see them larger.

Getty Villa

The next day (Boxing Day), we visited the Getty Villa, modeled on ancient Roman country houses. A few snaps to give an idea of the carefully designed beauty of the place.

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