Good morning, everyone! And Happy Friday!!!
My next recap of my study abroad trip will take us to Stonehenge. This trip was also a part of the British Life and Culture class that I took at Kingston Uni. We actually also went to Bath on the same day, but I’ve decided to split the two places up, just to keep things more interesting on LLL. 🙂
Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain
I feel like I’m constantly saying this throughout the recaps I’ve been doing, but Stonehenge is one of England’s/Great Britain’s best-known landmarks, in my opinion. Most of us know its story – well, the amount of the story that experts know, as nobody really knows how and why it was made – so I will just share some pictures that I hope you enjoy.
Actually, one more thing: it was absolutely freezing that day. Four years before, when I visited England with my family, we had the exact same experience and it was in July. Maybe that’s just how Salisbury Plain likes to be. 😛
Sidenote: you can’t tell in this picture, but my eyes are watering from the cold and wind. Under that raincoat I was wearing a long-sleeve shirt and two sweatshirts. If you’re wondering why I simply didn’t wear a normal jacket or coat, it was because 1) they had predicted rain for that day, and my normal jacket is made of wool, and 2) I didn’t have my normal jacket! Long story short, we had figured before I left home that I wouldn’t be needing my jacket for at least the first couple of weeks I was in England. To get rid of some weight in my suitcases, my parents were going to ship the jacket over to me. There was a huge mix-up in the mail, and I didn’t end up getting my jacket until almost mid-October! And it gets chilly in England by mid-October. Just so you know.
The plain itself is lovely; to me, it’s the idyllic, picturesque landscape I used to imagine when I thought about England. Most of that was probably inspired by movie versions of Pride & Prejudice, and while there I unfortunately did not come across too many areas that looked like 18th century England. 😉
Looking through those pictures was surprisingly relaxing. I hope you enjoy them, too! Check back tomorrow for a recap of Bath!