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.]
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]
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.]
A bit of history.
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.)
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.]
lived here for many years, in a house just behind that sign and wall.
A well-dressed local. [Photo by me, 2016.]
The locals are pleasant types as well, and eager to engage with visitors wandering through. 😉
Have a good Monday, wherever you are in the world. 🙂
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