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Devon: Lympstone Covered with Snow

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My parents live in the small English Village of Lympstone, set up against the River Exe, on the south coast, in the County of Devon. It almost never snows in Lympstone, which was why I was so excited when I woke up horribly early because of jet lag and saw millions of little pieces of […]

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Six Photographs: Budleigh Salterton Cemetery and Dark Lane with Snow

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In the little town of Budleigh Salterton, on the south coast of England, there is a cemetery. My grandmother is now in that cemetery. The day after the funeral my mother and I stopped by, and I took some photographs. The next day it snowed, so we went back. On the way we drove through […]

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Stone Circles, Sherlock Holmes and the Rain at Grimspound [Part 3]

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    The interior of the large stone circle was littered with small huts, some more elaborate than others. This one has an entryway, which is where the men of 4000 years ago would leave their umbrellas when returning home to their overstuffed chair.     And the same hut, from a different perspective.     And the ponies of the […]

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Stone Circles, Sherlock Holmes and the Rain at Grimspound [Part 2]

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    After the coffee and the fire at the Two Bridges hotel warmed our bones, we set out again as it was not raining at the moment.     I had read a couple websites, and a couple guidebooks on how to get to Grimspound. It seems, if the weather is nice and a walk is in order, […]

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Stone Circles, Sherlock Holmes and the Rain at Grimspound [Part 1]

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     In this continuing adventure of walking on the moor, we had left my mother and I suceeding in only two of our three goals. [For the first adventure click here: The Devon Moors: Walking Near Two Bridges, [Part 1] ]     We had found beautiful scenery, more than enough to make the stunningly beautiful seem […]

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Eight Photographs: Lydford Gorge [Part 3]

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Lydford Gorge is a Valley on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Devon and Cornwell in Southern England. My mother and I visited it one afternoon, between December showers, and I can’t describe how beautiful it is, so here are some more pictures. As it was early November in Lydford Gorge, the trees were turning […]

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Seven Photographs: Lydford Gorge [Part 2]

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Lydford Gorge is a Valley on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Devon and Cornwell in Southern England. My mother and I visited it one afternoon, between December showers, and I can’t describe how beautiful it is, so here are some more pictures. The trail led along the edge of the valley, looking down to […]

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Seven Photographs: Lydford Gorge [Part 1]

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     Lydford Gorge is a Valley on the edge of Dartmoor. Sandwiched between Devon and Cornwell, in Southern England.       It’s sumptuous with water and green, unlike the Los Angeles Desert that I come from.      It was early December when my mother and I arrived, it was cold, in the 50’s and it had been raining […]

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The Devon Moors: Walking Near Two Bridges [Part 3]

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     The next photograph is a 360 degree panorama taken from the second tor.      [Please click on it to see it at full size, and maybe even click on it twice if your browser scales photographs for size.]      Starting on the left of the photograph, the oak trees are just barely visible in […]

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The Devon Moors: Walking Near Two Bridges [Part 2]

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     Over one of the round soft hills, and suddenly there is a grove of trees. An out of place grove of trees, which can’t even be seen for most of the walk. This (pod? leave? root) that’s it, a random group of trees is now called a root of trees. – –      Where […]

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The Devon Moors: Walking Near Two Bridges, [Part 1]

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     Many people have many reasons for visiting Dartmoor, but I think mine were slightly different: To stare at the beautiful scenery till I felt like I was living in Hobbiton, till amazing, sickening cuteness drove me insane. To break in my new Wellies, and to find Sherlock Holmes and his stone hut/home while he […]

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Dark Lane, Budleigh Salterton

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– There is a street in Budleigh Salterton (Devon, England) called Dark Lane, which my mother assured me we had to drive down. So we did. And I still have questions. A few days later, I went back with my camera. On the walk up from the center of town, there is a small lane […]

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