England 1994

Photos © Ruud Leeuw

The United Kingdom has been our favourite travel destination during decades. We sailed from / to almost every port you can imagine, but this time we flew as it was only a short visit.

 
Visit to England 1994
October 1994 took us to England; it was the first time I flew on Transavia and we landed at London-Gatwick (LGW).
It rained. We were going to visit friends living near Oxford, but I decided I wanted to see Kew Garden first.
My caption in the family album is "crappy weather at a crappy railway station'!

 

Visit to England 1994

Kew Gardens is the world's largest collection of living plants. Founded in 1840 from the exotic garden at Kew Park in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, UK, its living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over seven million preserved plant specimens.
The Kew site has been dated as formally starting in 1759.

Visit to England 1994
It is hard to make plants look interesting in a photograph, hence I made only very few.

Visit to England 1994


 

Visit to England 1994
Our friends lived in Marcham, a small village near Abingdon (not far from Oxford).
For groceries (Tesco's) one had to go to Abingdon, but Marcham did have a small gasstation. And two or three pubs.

Visit to England 1994
The weather had changed for the better; Ada is basking is the sunshine against a beautiful stone wall.

Visit to England 1994
Glorious autumn colours.


 
Visit to England 1994
I love those old Norman churches and ancient graveyards in Great Britain.

 
Visit to England: Ocford 1994
Whenever we visited our friends Ada & I always went to Oxford, with or without our friends.
Fans of the Inspector Morse, Inspector Lewis and/or Endeavour tv-series perhaps recognize where this is?
The street is Broad Street, where we always step into Blackwell's bookshop.
The most extensive visit we made to Oxford was in 2013, see MY REPORT
Pity our friends moved to Winchester, but as you can read it did not stop us visiting Oxford!
 
Visit to England, 1994
Homeward bound!