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Summer Days Out

sunny 19 °C

I've been delinquent in posting these, but with the weather turning colder I suddenly remembered these lovely days out in August.
Won't bore you with much commentary - they are simply some very scenic spots perfectly situated within an hour of London. Enjoy!

Brighton
A famous seaside resort ('London by the Sea') known for its liberal stance, large gay population, hard candy ('Brighton Rock') and scene of 60s battles between the Mods and the Rockers (later depicted in the The Who's Quadrophenia, the movie of which featured Sting). Also famous for a crazy royal palace modelled on the outside after the Taj Mahal, and inside is all Asian decor. Totally over the top.
Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier


Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier


Brighton

Brighton


Brighton beach

Brighton beach

Old west pier

Old west pier

Brighton beach

Brighton beach

Friendly flag, Brighton pier

Friendly flag, Brighton pier

Quadrophenia fan was here, the infamous alley location from the 1979 movie)

Quadrophenia fan was here, the infamous alley location from the 1979 movie)

Royal Pavilion, built by the Prince Regent (later George IV)

Royal Pavilion, built by the Prince Regent (later George IV)

Royal Pavilion, sold off by Queen Victoria who hated Brighton

Royal Pavilion, sold off by Queen Victoria who hated Brighton

Royal Pavilion

Royal Pavilion

Bath
Lovely town (World Heritage Site, actually) with strict building codes to maintain the pleasing look of its Georgian architecture. Famous for the Roman spa built here around 43 AD, and as a fashionable setting of Jane Austen novels (she lived here in the early 1800s).

River Avon and Pulteney Bridge

River Avon and Pulteney Bridge

Georgian townhouses on Jane Austen's street

Georgian townhouses on Jane Austen's street

Royal Crescent

Royal Crescent

Inside Assembly Rooms

Inside Assembly Rooms

Inside Assembly Rooms

Inside Assembly Rooms

Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths entrance

Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths entrance

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

The Great Bath

The Great Bath

Roman baths

Roman baths

Great Bath

Great Bath

Remains of Roman heated floors at the Baths

Remains of Roman heated floors at the Baths

Bath

Bath

Cotswolds
I took a guided tour, starting out by train then switching to a coach with long walks interspersed throughout the afternoon. We drove through several villages, but mostly explored Chipping Campden, and 'the Slaughters' villages. Totally adorable and not too overrun with other tour buses like us - good planning on the part of London Walks!
Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Market Hall

Market Hall

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden


St. James Church, Chipping Campden

St. James Church, Chipping Campden


St. James Church and boneyard

St. James Church and boneyard

Country manor, The Slaughters

Country manor, The Slaughters

Hiking between Upper and Lower Slaughter

Hiking between Upper and Lower Slaughter

Hiking between Upper and Lower Slaughter

Hiking between Upper and Lower Slaughter

Old Mill, The Slaughers

Old Mill, The Slaughers

The Slaughters, Cotswolds

The Slaughters, Cotswolds

The Slaughters, Cotswolds

The Slaughters, Cotswolds

Posted by hdparker 14:18 Archived in United Kingdom

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