Tag: England

A Trippin’ We Will Go

England is known for many things: stone circles, tea, rolling hills, funny accents… I’ve done my fair bit of traveling in England, mostly to the Midlands and the northwestern parts. I found a couple of articles from the Guardian about places that would be awesome to visit. Wiltshire is home to the largest stone circle in

Holy is as Holy Does: Elizabeth Barton, the Nun of Kent

One would think that during the religiously and politically chaotic times of the 1530s in England, many people would learn to NOT incite the wrath of a vengeful monarch. But, no, many people tempted Madame Fate by actually disagreeing with their lovingly gentle and just monarch King Henry VIII, especially on the issue of his

The Beginning of the End?

No, I promise, I’m NOT talking about the apocalypse, which some evangelists say is going to occur May 21, 2011. Rather, I’m musing on the fact I have one year left of my undergraduate experience at Carroll. It’s crazy to think that by the fall, I’ll be up to my neck in my senior capstone

Just Your Everyday Arch

Consider this an addendum to the previous post about black and white photography. I found this picture and forgot how much I loved it. This archway shot was taken my last weekend in England when I stayed with my friend Ruth in Kendal (in the illustrious Lakes District). We were walking through Burness on our

What Goes Up: Climbing (REALLY STEEP) Towers in Wales

The picture above, taken during my trip to northern Wales with one of my best friends in October, depicts a view looking up one of the towers at the castle in Conwy. Built by Edward I of England in the 1280s, Conwy Castle was part of a ring of castles around Wales used by Edward

Lancaster to York: When Royal Family Quarrels Turn Personal

I’ve decided to try a different approach to my blog for the remainder of my trip and for future posts. I’m going to be posting pictures, some recent, some not so recent, and tell what was happening then rather than rambling on through long posts about meaningful (and sometimes meaningless) points. This way, I can