I am spending this St. George’s Day seated at my Union Flag-clad computer, listening to “Land of Hope and Glory” and “I Vow to Thee, My Country”, with a cup of English Breakfast tea at my side. Although I already completed one post today, I really feel compelled to make another one in the patriotic, celebratory spirit of St. George’s Day.
So here is a simple collection of photos I’ve taken on my trips to England- celebrating just some of what is wonderful about this beautiful and illustrious country.
Picturesque English fields bathed in the morning sun, seen from the air
The London Eye, one of the most easily recognizable landmarks in the world
Famous Tower Bridge, on a sunny day
Twinings shop on the Strand- because what is more English than tea?
Pigeons live in locales other than just England, but in my mind, pigeons and England are forever linked
Foggy London skyline, with St. Paul’s just visible. England is beautiful even when it rains, and I hate rain; so that’s saying a lot!
Block of flats in Clapham where my dad was born- I am deeply proud of my English heritage
England has an unparalleled motor racing history; attested to by the Silverstone Formula One circuit and the high concentration of F1 team headquarters in nearby Milton Keynes
The war memorial in Ironbridge. War memorials, military bases, and evidence of World War II fortifications are everywhere in England
Ruined wall at Wroxeter Roman City- the amount of history that remains in England today is staggering
England is one of the best places to find architecture like this. Pictured is Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire, built largely in the 16th century
Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, built by the Romans almost two millennia ago
Aptly-named Northumberland, England’s northernmost county, has some of the most striking landscapes I’ve ever seen
The Green Dragon pub in Exelby, Yorkshire, where I had my first glorious taste of English beer
Ceiling of Ely Cathedral- it’s incredible that in England, churches like this are still open for regular worship.
Happy St. George’s Day!