Monday, 24 October 2011

Pictures from a Sunday walk: Shaw's corner and Ayot St Lawrence

We started our walk at Shaw's Corner, which was George Bernhard Shaw's home for almost 45 years. Beautiful house, beautiful gardens. I always love seeing people's houses, what pictures they have on their walls, which books they have on their bookshelves. Shaw had a picture of Ibsen on his wall.

From there we walked along open fields..
We walked past lots of beautiful houses, most of them had lovely names like 'Oak cottage', 'The Old Rectory', 'Rose cottage' or 'Ayot Bury'.
We walked through quiet lanes...
Husband took this lovely photo of an old graveyard we passed. The church is gone and everything is overgrown with moss and ivy, and you can spot grave stones in between the tall trees.
And finally, after a couple of hours, we ended up in a pub dating back to the 14th century. Good selection of ales (I had lemonade, because I was driving. One is still allowed to drive in this country after a couple of pints, but I never take any chances..), nice restaurant and a big fireplace. Can not wait to go back there when it's freezing cold and the fire is roaring!

In the same village there is a ruin of a Medieval church and a graveyard with graves from the 17th and 18th centuries. I love old graveyards.

Hope you all had good weekends!


  1. Så utrolig vakkert! Jeg elsker å besøke forfatterhjem. Fikk lyst til å dra dit! <3