Welcome to ABC Wednesday where this week we celebrate the letter V as in victory, vehement, velocity, vacuum, vehicle, vote, vixen, and vocabulary!
This week, I thought I'd bring you a few views from my trip to England last year. I know that every country has its own spectacular vistas, especially my country of Canada. However, there is something about England that just draws me there. Maybe it's my ancestry and the fact that the first time I stepped on British soil in 1997, I had a strong sense that I was "home."
I didn't put any words on the photos because it took away from the actual view. Instead, I'll just give you a little run-down of what you will see.
There are photos of a grand palace, Blenheim Palace (in Oxfordshire) and Winston Churchill's palatial home (in Kent) with a view looking out and down the hill from the upper balcony there.
There is a "stylized" photo overlooking Albert Dock (in Liverpool), a shot of the grand entrance to the Beatles Museum, and a couple of shots looking UP at Liverpool's Eye, from which I took the photo of Albert Dock. Also, there is a shot of the new statues of the Beatles in front of the Mersey Ferry Dock.
There are shots looking up at British chimneys, Chimney Banks in North Yorkshire, and up at the colossal cliff in Staithes, North Yorkshire, where you can see the seagulls flying overhead.
There are views of ancient bridges, churches, abbeys, and castles and their ruins. See out over the rooftops of the ancient city of Richmond, homes nestled in the surrounding hills, and towers rising high above the forests.
High on the hill where you'll find Whitby Abbey, you can see for miles over the town and the beach off the North Sea.
See sheep roaming the moors and dales, and a view of York Minster through the trees, as well as a view of countryside and river as I sped by on the train.
Here is an illustration comparing the size of the entirety of the United Kingdom compared to the size of my province of British Columbia. I have seen about half of BC and quite a bit of the rest of Canada except for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland/Labrador. It truly is a vast and spectacular country, but maybe I have the "grass is greener" mentality - even though I feel so "at home" in England, Scotland, and Wales. For W week, I will show you some wonderful views of that part of Great Britain!
Turn up your sound, make it full-screen, and enjoy!