Windsor,stonehenge, bath

亲爱的沁芝

今天阿姨带mummy去一个你从小就知道的地方

London bridge

原本没有想特地去
但阿姨说,这首歌曲mummy从小就听,也唱给沁芝听,果真不想看?

结果还是去了
它是一座不怎么壮观的桥,不远处、经常在旅游海报上亮相的tower bridge看来反而更有看头

尽管比较逊,london bridge在你我生命中,就是我们成长的一部分,亲眼看到的london bridge更贴心

今天mummy和阿姨join daytour,相当享受和大班人坐在车上,听导游的commentary看窗外风景飞过

听导游说,今天要cover的distance多达300miles
喜欢在路上长长的旅程

英国郊外是大片绿茵
白云
蓝天

45minutes away from london
第一站是windsor castle
原来皇室的surname是windsor

这里英女皇的地盘,这一天,看到她的旗在空中飞扬,她就在里头

Windsor castle是1092年建的,是最古老的occupied castle
英女皇每年在这里呆60天左右。历史长河里,这里曾是不知道多少个charles、edward、henry等皇族的住所
走进金碧辉煌的皇宫,it brings ur imagination bac to life

You walk the steps that a certain Charles ,Elizabeth, Victoria , Edward or Henry has walked
You step on marble slabs on the ground which says a certain member of the royal family is resting in peace below

You could for a while imagine the life of a chambermaid as the grandest of grandest chandeliers, carpetry, furnishings n upholstery are presented before ur eyes
Then u c the plush beddings n fine china
The armoury n …..basically the finest of all things in life

Here’s about opulence n extravagance, about kings n queens, princes n princesses n as
The portraits of all the royal family over the river of history pour down at u
It’s like walking into a fairytale

Simply cinderella like

I still think that if u appreciate the fairytales , come to England
It’s The place to visit

O yes, Elton john lives here.

下一站是stonehenge
I ve read abt it, I ve seen it’s pictures but now I m there to c it for myself
Mayb it’s too much media exposure, but it’s smaller in life than in pictures
Afar in the greens, out of nowhere are these larger than life boulders positioned as they r

The facts acknowledged by the authorities in science , archaelogy etc are that it was put together more than 3000 years before Christ
N was all completed 1550 years before Christ
It’s known that they were a project by the beakers- a normadic tribe n they employed boulders all the way fr wales
What’s not known
Is why?
为什么石头这么摆?千里迢迢从大老远运来?
许多人揣测过,两个最具说服力的理论是,
它是一个burial ground
另一个说法是,那是古人用来估计四季交换,tell time的工具

有了这样一个时钟,就能推算何时种植、何时收割
真有趣

走在大片的绿地,空旷里的风吹带狠劲
雨开始飘
绕stonehenge一圈,微微感受到的是一股淡淡的神奇、传奇魅力

回来的路上还有彩虹划过天

U know these big pieces of open greens? They just make u feel gd
辽阔让人自然而然放开,好象还有什么也被释放了
说不清

第三个站是bath
Bath, west of England near Bristol was Started by Romans who found three natural thermal springs
It Was a fashionable place for the well off then to relax
When the Romans left, bath crumbled
The dark ages came n when the Normans came, they rebuilt bath

Later in time,Henry xiii who wanted a divorce had a quarrel with the roman catholic church, bath was built around an abbey
Which was roman, naturally it suffered a setback
Bath rise n fell thru the times

More recently, Jane Austen lived here. Nicholas cage n Johnny Depp both have properties in this exclusive area
现在这里是欧洲最大的spa中心。喜欢bath很roman的感觉。非常古旧而泛黄的建筑藏着现代品牌和店铺
Its like the new in the old
The old with the new
很有趣的共存
Bath后来被规划建在7个山坡上,放眼望去,竟是小屋林立
很有特色

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