Thursday, July 30, 2009

George and Pilgrim 2

Just wanted to put up another shot taken inside the lounge at the George and Pilgrim. This is looking out the front windows as daylight was slowly fading.

The size of the stones and how they've been smoothed and glisten like glass from countless human hands touching them over the past 5 centuries. The old leaded windows framed out with stained glass. We just don't have this sort of history back in the states. Since 1452 people have looked out these windows.

If you can't tell I really enjoyed the atmosphere during our stay at the George and Pilgrim.

George and Pilgrim Hotel

I had to post a picture of the hotel we stayed in while in Glastonbury, England. It is called the George and Pilgrim It was built circa 1452 and is located right in the town center. As you walk into the hotel there is the most fabulous lounge area. The ceilings are covered in thick dark beams and the floors creek and moan under the weight of your feet.
Speaking of floors, the floor in our room was so old and crooked that the bed actually was on a slope. I loved every crooked, creaking minute of our stay. So, if you are in Glastonbury, I highly recommend the George and Pilgrim if for nothing more than the aesthetics and the amazing history of the building.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Rain in Spain

There actually is no rain in southern Spain, which is why it is so lovely and brown. We started out there but with 40 degrees (that is about 104 to my fellow Americans) and no a/c we high tailed it out of there. While we were there we mainly hid out from the sun. Here is where I spent a lot of my time, the balcony. I did a lot of painting. And reading. I read Eat, Love Pray by Elizabeth Gilbert. A very sweet book about traveling and finding oneself.
We are in England where it is much cooler (in more ways than one). Yesterday I spent the entire day in central London painting the architecture. Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, and of course Big Ben. Who knows what adventures today will bring.