Wednesday, April 20, 2011


We are very lucky that there are still houses in England where the visitor would not be too surprised if Miss Jane Marple, or Lord Peter Wimsey with Harriet Vane answered the door.


Blogger Dorte H said...

You are indeed lucky. We also have beautiful, old houses in Denmark, but they´d be red-brick buildings, and there are not many gems in Thy because of the rough wind (plus more poverty than in East Denmark).

5:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Norman - You are, indeed, fortunate. Those are lovely-looking homes and I really can picture those characters coming out of those doors. Where I live, the older architecture is mostly mission-style. But where I grew up, there is a lot of wonderful Colonial and Georgian architecture.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Dorte-on our one visit to Denmark a very long time ago we stayed in Copenhagen, and then went up the east coast on a coach tour. I must look for my photos of your superb redbrick castles. I remember we almost bumped into your Queen Mother, who was strolling around with no security compared with our royals.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Margot-we have spent many happy holidays looking at Colonial architecture at historic sites in the USA. In Pennsylvania we particularly liked Ephrata Cloister, it had such a peaceful feel in quite a bustling area.

On other holidays we became quite expert on all those groups, Quakers, Amish, Mennonite, Shakers, and Moravians. I should point out that at that time you could spend four weeks driving in the USA with less fuel cost than driving to London Airport and back.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Dorte H said...

Our queen had probably left them behind. At least people say she DROVE very fast ;)

Today the royal family do not go anywhere without security people, but they are not very obtrusive - and I don´t think it would be a good idea to attack the very popular family.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Martin Edwards said...

Very true, Norman.

2:54 PM  

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