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Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran

2 Comments CherryPie on Jun 29th 2020

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 26th 2020

This composite instrument, the body dating back to the 17th century and carved from a single block of English beech has a birch table. The head and key box are by the French maker Francois Louvet who presumably restored and added to this ancient instrument following irrevocable damage suffered in the 18th century.*

*From a sign [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Jun 25th 2020

Acton Burnell Castle was the home of Robert Burnell, a close associate of Edward I who became Lord Chancellor and Bishop of Bath and Wells.

Sharing its setting here with the atmospheric ruin of his fortified house stands the pleasing early Gothic church that he built in the 1270s.
It has survived basically unchanged, though the attractive [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 10th 2020

In 1284, Robert Burnell obtained a licence from the king to fortify his residence. Work was probably still in progress when Robert died in 1292. The large first-floor windows of the castle suggest, however, that it never had a serious defensive purpose and was instead perhaps designed to impress.
The Burnell family of Acton Burnell held [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 9th 2020

Berkeley Castle is a beautiful and historic Castle, begun in 1154 and still the home of the Berkeley family. It is a great day-out for all the family, hosting special events during school holidays and throughout the year. Awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the last five years.
The Castle, which dominates the Vale of Berkeley, is [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on May 23rd 2020

In the universe there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.
William Blake

4 Comments CherryPie on May 17th 2020

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