Leaving the town we find a sign to Pilot Street, and following this we come upon an old cobbled road, and an terrace of houses overlooking a tiny tree filled square.
The sun shining down adds to the tranquility of the scene, and one can imagine that time itself has stood still here for the last century.
This image was featured in the Fina Arts America group “Photography From Around The World” in May, 2014
What more attractive sight after a winter walk along the towpath than the traditional British Pub.
The whitewashed walls reflect in the water, and the weeping willow seems to invite us in as it swoops low over the narrow boats moored to the river bank.
Although it is a cool day, the sun shining in the pastel blue sky make it warm enough for us to consider sitting outside to contemplate the British countryside over a pint.
This scenic view draws us down past the Old Barge Inn on the left, along the riverside cottages, and into the tree line in the distance.
We imagine ourselves going into the Inn, and meeting the locals who have tales to tell of the way life used to be “in the old days”. Hearing them talk, it would be easy to recreate in our minds the bustle of a time when working barges moored here on their journey to London.
But for now, all is still and restful, allowing us a moment in time to stand and reflect.
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After a long winter, spring returns to the ornamental garden, and once again water can be heard running in the fountain.
Along the path pretty flower beds enhance the feeling that spring has finally come.
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