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March 8, 2011

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we got out of london for the day, and took a long walk through the countryside. our route brought us to a country pub for pints of local ale and a ploughman’s lunch. we saw an incredible estate, old churchyards, and a home built in 1593. rolling hills, quiet forests, miles of just-trimmed hedgerows. there is something about the english countryside that continues to blow this american’s mind. on the train back to london, i promised myself that i’ll do this more often.

more photos tomorrow. have a good one.

  1. March 8, 2011 8:09 am

    One of my favorite posts yet.

  2. March 8, 2011 8:15 am

    Nothing like some classic Ferry greens first thing in the morning. I keep looking at the third one down. Glad to hear you got away.

  3. fensmith permalink
    March 8, 2011 8:18 am

    Looks lovely, where did you go (please)?

  4. March 8, 2011 8:19 am

    Love these photos!

  5. March 8, 2011 8:42 am

    wonderful, so glad! i need to hear more about this great looking walk.

  6. March 8, 2011 8:51 am

    beautiful photos, Brian.
    What kind of film you used for these shots?

  7. March 8, 2011 8:52 am

    I had just finished saying that I want a few days in Sussex when this post popped up. Now I want to go even more.

  8. March 8, 2011 9:24 am

    Lovely to see those fields of green, a long missed color here in the heaps of snow. Happy afternoon!

  9. March 8, 2011 9:29 am

    I’m also curious where exactly did you go?

  10. gretchen permalink
    March 8, 2011 9:31 am

    It is beautiful, isn’t it? I love walking the footpaths and wish we did something similar here in the USA. To be allowed to walk through farmer’s fields is just an amazing treat. I continue to return to England to add to my list of footpaths I have rambled. And somehow the paths always lead to a pub. Lovely. Can’t wait to see more photos.

  11. March 8, 2011 9:38 am

    I like what these photos does to my eyes and nerves and soul :)

  12. March 8, 2011 9:56 am

    Well, these are all ridiculous. I’ll just be putting away my cameras now.

  13. fensmith permalink
    March 8, 2011 10:01 am

    Kent is great. I recommend the Dungeness area…including Camber Sands.

  14. March 8, 2011 10:27 am

    penshurst? brian, you probably walked right past my mother’s house! so lovely to see these photos. hope you enjoyed the local ale. larkins is particularly good.

  15. Misty Ihrke permalink
    March 8, 2011 10:52 am

    Brian, thank you so much for posting these photos! I look forward to seeing more. I love the English countryside. It blows this American’s mind as well. The house with the steeply pitched roof looks like it is out of Mary Poppins (although that was set IN London) and the woods are such that I wouldn’t be surprised to see an elf or fairy peeking out from behind a tree trunk.
    Thanks again!

  16. March 8, 2011 11:00 am

    That looks magical! I keep thinking Secret Garden.

  17. March 8, 2011 11:34 am

    It’s your posts like these that have propelled the English countryside to the tippy top of my travel list.

  18. March 8, 2011 11:35 am

    What a great collection. I too love walks through the countryside.
    Have a nice day :)

  19. March 8, 2011 11:42 am

    I totally second the person above who suggests Dungeness for your next out-of-town/Kent trip. It’s incredible, and probably as weirdly English as you can get. Check out the Sound Mirrors up the road at Denge too, if you can.

  20. March 8, 2011 12:14 pm

    Absolutely stunning. I’m in love with your work.

  21. March 8, 2011 12:14 pm

    Looks like a lovely day.. your photos are beautiful.

  22. daniel permalink
    March 8, 2011 1:20 pm

    just one word: beautiful!

  23. March 8, 2011 2:07 pm

    The English Countryside, what could be better, we stayed with friends in Wellow (near Bath) a while back, it was so perfect, these pics remind me of that time so much, I can almost smell it.
    Just beautiful Brian.

  24. March 8, 2011 3:30 pm

    love the greens! the first one is my fave.

  25. March 8, 2011 5:00 pm

    Going to echo everyone else’s sentiments — Beautiful post, Brian!

  26. March 8, 2011 6:42 pm

    beautiful and amazing.

    you were born to be a ramblin’ man.

  27. March 8, 2011 8:35 pm

    I found your link through bloglovin, just want to say that these are really charming photographs (:

  28. March 8, 2011 8:42 pm

    Sigh. I love and miss the English countryside. One of the things that makes it so wonderful is that it is so accessible. Wish I could just hop on a train here in Western Mass and end up in a place where I can wander across meadows, old churchyards, light forests (without bears!) and a pub at the end of it all. Lovely!

  29. March 8, 2011 9:49 pm

    I will look forward to your trips out of London if pictures like this are the result.

  30. March 8, 2011 9:49 pm

    I have heard about rambling and the ability to walk through farmer’s fields etc. Can’t wait to do it when we visit UK. These photos are beautiful – that green is so intense.

  31. March 9, 2011 12:14 am

    The mood in these photos is perfect.

  32. March 9, 2011 8:04 am

    fantastic set!

  33. sarah permalink
    March 9, 2011 4:39 pm

    Really great shots!!! Your post are always so beautiful and so inspiring!

  34. March 9, 2011 7:33 pm

    the sharpness of some of these photos! GAH!

    oh and what cornell said.

  35. Liande permalink
    March 10, 2011 6:39 am

    Wow…. I have been thinking about England for many years as my ancestors are from there. One of my future goals…….visiting England! This sounds wonderful and the pics……just more reason for me to visit. I live in South Africa. :)

  36. Val permalink
    March 10, 2011 8:16 pm

    This is one of my favorite posts by you !

  37. March 11, 2011 3:46 am

    oh, how this makes me miss england.

    that hedge is stunning. and i love the peacefulness of the last two.

  38. March 13, 2011 1:33 pm

    looks awesome brian. i’ve been feeling the itch for some scenery changes lately, and this day trip of yours looks like a great escape. thanks for sharing-


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