|The Hay Wain, John Constable 1821|
|The Scene of Willy Lott's Cottage in Flatford, More Trees Now|
Linda and Steve had bid farewell to take on the jungle that is London. We are exploring new territory 3 hours away in our own wilds of little Suffolk. I am on the trail of one of my favorite romantic artists John Constable. So away from the hilly, agrarian Cotswold gold stone and back in time to half timbered, level, Medieval wool merchants.
Seeing the hills recede with Broadway tower a small needle on the skyline was bittersweet. I took the word on the stone post in Chipping Campden to heart, the End and the Beginning. Time to absorb the last of England until next time.
George and I walked from Constable's birthplace in East Bergholt to Flatford, where he painted. We walked along the flats of the River Stour in Dedham. It was good to feel the earth again.
|Our Old Friend Oliver Cromwell's Headquarters in 1642|
He Sure Got Around
|A Stunning Example of Ornamental Pargetting in Saffron Walden|
|Guess the Name of This Pub... Hint "8"|
|In Saffron Walden, It's Church Was Built in 1066|
|If You Think This Is a Small House, Consider|
It's Divided in 2!
|A Leaning Timber Building in Lavenham.|
Lavenham is Nicknamed "Wonky Town"
|This House Was Built in 1430!|
The legends of De Vere House
|John Constable's Studio in East Bergholt|
|George Wanders the Marketplace|
|The 800 Year Old Turf Maze. |
It Definitely Clears Your Mind of All Else When You're Walking It