R. J. Nello

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ-born, πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§-based, novelist.πŸ“– Writing, travel, culture and more. Always holding "auditions" – so be careful or you may end up a character in β€œ1797”…and perhaps an evil one.🎭 (And why do I suspect some of you might like that latter in particular?)πŸ˜‚

Through Ayot St. Lawrence

August 1, 2016
R. J. Nello

We took a (longish) walk yesterday from the new house over to the historical village of Ayot St. Lawrence:

Yet another two-way English country road. [Photo by me, 2016.]

Yet another two-way English country road. [Photo by me, 2016.]

Some of the country roads in the UK are hilarious. That takes two-way vehicle traffic.

And notice the dotted line vanishes: that’s the end of the “wide” stretch.

Hertfordshire countryside. [Photo by me, 2016]

Hertfordshire countryside. [Photo by me, 2016]

A summer day – when it’s sunny and warm; but not too hot – is second to none here.

Plaque outside the original parish church, 1150 AD. [Photo by me, 2016.]

Plaque outside the original parish church, 1150 AD. [Photo by me, 2016.]

A bit of history.

The ruins of the original parish church, 1150 AD. In the 19th century a new church was built. [Photo by me, 2016.]

The ruins of the original parish church, 1150 AD. In the 18th century a new church was built. [Photo by me, 2016.]

Just your average thousand year old, ruined church in the neighborhood.

The new(er) church (not pictured; it’s away from here) was built in the eighteenth century. (The 1700s.)

Of course the eighteenth century!

Outside author/playwright Bernard Shaw's house. He owned the property from 1906 until his death in 1950. [Photo by me, 2016.]

Outside author/playwright Bernard Shaw’s house. He owned the property from 1906 until his death in 1950. [Photo by me, 2016.]

A rather famous gentleman lived here for many years, in a house just behind that sign and wall.

A well-dressed local. [Photo by me, 2016.]

A well-dressed local. [Photo by me, 2016.]

The locals are pleasant types as well, and eager to engage with visitors wandering through. πŸ˜‰

Have a good Monday, wherever you are in the world. πŸ™‚

6 Comments

  1. I always love your photos!

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  2. Very nice. It would be very interesting to see the home where George Bernard Shaw lived.

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    • We didn’t walk around the front entrance as we were at the end of a LONG walk. We fully intend to go inside and make a proper visit of it in the near future. I hope I’ll get more pics then!

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