|The High Street, Midsomer Norton|
During my first visit to England in September I went around to four villages spending the day taking in the sights. The villages there are all so charming. They are exactly like you see in the movies or on television. Cascading flowers, climbing vines, and breathtaking architecture.
|A lovey residential district in Midsomer Norton|
Row houses line the streets. If all the cars were removed from the streets it was as if I’d stepped back in time. I felt as if I’d been transported to the pages of a Charles Dickens novel.
|A beautiful bistro in Wells|
I fell in love with this little place. There were some places I just couldn’t get out of my imagination even after I left.
|A thriving butcher shop in Bath|
True dress shops, pastry shops and butcher shops fill the high street with thriving businesses. I had a fabulous time watching the people going about their day busily passing me by on the sidewalk, making their way in to buy fresh meat and bread for the day.
|A busy day in on the High Street in Wells|
I’m a people watcher. I love to stand back and watch people go by and imagine what their lives must be like, where they’re from, and what they do. In America the big box stores have nearly shut down all the mom ‘n pop stores, not so in England. Shops are bustling with activity. Every storefront on the high streets are filled with locally owned establishments.
|Municipal Building in Radstock|
They make use of and maintain the buildings they have instead of tearing down and making way for the new.
|Mallard’s Pub, Midsomer Norton|
|City Park, Bath, England|
|City Park, Bath England|