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Glastonbury

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  • Day4

    Kaffee und Quellwasser aus Glastonbury

    May 12 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Natürlich mussten wir auf unserem Weg durch England auch in Glastonbury halt machen. Wir hatten nicht viel Zeit, weil die Läden alle um 17 Uhr schlossen, aber wir erkundigten die High Street und die dortigen Läden.
    Außerdem holten wir etwas Quellwasser und fuhren um das Glastonbury Tor herum.

  • Day3

    First Schoolday & Glastonbury

    June 24 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    It’s was my first day at school. After a nice cup if tea and a toast I left the house at 8.45 am because school starts at 9. Every student wore the blue school uniform. There were about 20 student in one class together with a teacher and an assistant. School ended at 3.20 pm that why Verity and me had a lot of time to play the piano and ukulele.
    After dinner we drove to Glastonbury where we walked up a hill. At the top we had an overview about the hole Glastonbury festival. It’s a very big festival with over 175,000 visitors, nearly 100 stages and maaaany acts. After this first day at school and trip I was really tired so I went to bed early.
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  • Day222

    Glastonbury

    April 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Okay, mein Handy hat kurz geladen und ich hab eine neue Tasse Tee also kann es weiter gehen.
    Mein zweiter Programmpunkt war wieder eine halbe Stunde mit Toto über kleine Landstraßen entfernt. Ich bin nach Glastonbury gefahren. Da bin ich als erstes zur Abbey gegangen. Der Legende nach hat Jospeh von Arimathäa da die erste Kirche überhaupt gebaut. Eine weitere Legende ist, dass King Arthur hier begraben liegt (siehe drittes Bild). Egal ob da was von stimmt, der Ort an sich war total beeindruckend. Das Wetter war erst total schön und hat dann pünktlich zu noch einer Tour angefangen zu regnen. Die Tour war trotzdem schön. Der Mensch war total nett und die Tour war interessant. Unter anderem hab ich auch die best-intakte mittelalterliche Küche gesehen, aber wegen der limitierten Anzahl von Bildern müsst ihr darauf verzichten...
    Nach der Abbey bin ich zu dem Glastonbury Tor (nicht übersetzt) gelaufen, was ein ziemlich steiler Anstieg im strömenden Regen war, aber es hat Spaß gemacht und die Aussicht hat sich dann auch echt gelohnt!
    Oben bei dem Tor hat eine nette Frau Bilder von mir gemacht und ich von ihr. Das war schön.
    Nach einem kurzen Aufenthalt bin ich wieder nach unten geschliddert und bin mit Toto zu meinem letzten Programmpunkt gefahren - dieses Mal bin ich so nass geworden, dass ich nicht trocken war als ich wieder ausgestiegen bin.
    ... bis gleich!
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  • Day23

    Glastonbury

    September 10, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    2:45 pm Glastonbury Abbey. Lady's Chapel is oldest part, legendary site of small wooden church supposedly built by Joseph of Arimathea. Thorn bush grew where he stuck his thorn staff into the ground, according to legend. Blooming cutting sent every year to the Queen. Glastonbury now center of Wicca and alternative culture devotees.Read more

  • Day109

    Heading to Plymouth

    August 2, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Back on the causeway made from stones from the abbey. Six hundred years ago this land would be a marsh land with secret tracks through. Imagine the pilgrims finding their way to the Abbey. 1685 Charles ii died and eldest illegitimate son rebelled. Was Duke of Monmouth. Lost battle. Beheaded before portrait painted. Had to get parts together to repaint!

    Lovely villages being passed by. This area had severe flooding a few years ago and they are in some cases just recovering.
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  • Day7

    Avebury RFD

    October 11, 2012 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 52 °F

    We got a late start (seems to be a theme), so we didn't pick up our rental car until about 1pm. The road to Avebury is a mix of motorways and smaller byways. It's quite possible that we went through 50 roundabouts today. Luckily, Amy had here GPS, so we were able to move forward the entire day; as opposed to Ireland, where we double backed a multitude of times.

    We arrived in Avebury about 4:30. With a light mist, the area was magical. Large stones emerge from the earth in flat meadows where there appears to be no rock. Concentric rock circles engulf you, making one realize how terribly insignificant we are and how briefly we appear in the history of the world. The earthen embankment, which I've seen called fosses, also create a circle and were actually constructed first. The embankments run around the outside of the largest circle. The builders dug a ditch thirty feet down, then piled the dirt thirty feet high at the edge of the ditch, creating a hill of sixty feet. These "structures" we're built in 4,000-3,500 BC. It wasn't until 2,600 BC that the stones were placed.

    We walked the interior of the large circle, after Kim and Amy did some serious purchasing at The Henge Store. The NE quadrant is filled with sheep, grazing obliviously around the stones. The other three quadrants were sheep-free during our visit, but there was evidence they had been there.

    Just beyond the henge is Silbury Hill, the largest man made structure in prehistoric Europe. Basically, it's a huge pile of chalk, dug up from the local area. The landscape here is just a few inches of top soil, sitting on top of solid, white chalk.

    We left the henge to eat dinner and drive to Glastonbury. We ate at The Waggon & Horses, a site built in 1669. The food was amazing, giving me the energy to finish off the drive to Glastonbury; home to hippies, crystals, goddesses, and incense. Just like Boulder, just older!
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  • Day9

    Can't get enough of the place

    October 13, 2012 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 39 °F

    Glastonbury has been interesting enough to extend our stay. At breakfast the two other B&B guests told us about running into a local yesterday, who told them the details of his pond's carp. Apparently they were beamed into a spaceship, and he thought he had lost them; however, the aliens did return them, eventually ejecting them into the pond from whence they came. He was quite animated about the splash made by their return.

    We started the day at the White Spring, across the street from the previously mentioned Chalice (aka red spring) Well. The red spring carries the female energy and the white spring exudes male energy. The spring is located in a dark, damp brick building that is built into a hill, so it feels like you are way underground. As we walked in, a middle-aged man pointed at our feet and said, "You're going to want your wellingtons for in there." Translation...you need your wellies (knee high rubber boots-all the rage in England) because the water is a little too deep for your current footwear. Amy and Kim talked me into stripping my pasty feet and entering the lair of darkness. The water was several inches deep in some spots and super cold. My little toes were shivering! It takes a bit for your eyes to adjust but there were four or so altars near the corners of the rectangular brick vault. The ceiling was about 15-20 feet high and in the center of the place was a large pool, wherein the spring runs, then drains out on the other side. Our B&B friends mentioned that men were swimming naked in it yesterday when they visited. Luckily we were spared that uncomfortable social encounter!

    We did some shopping at places like The Psychic Pig, and Man-Magic-Myth, while glancing at the windows of Faeries, The Wonky Broom (actual hand carved witches brooms), and The Witch's Cat. For personal care, we noticed you could pop into the Inner Beauty Salon or the Holistic Hairdressing and Healing shop. All this shopping was a little much for me, so I left Amy and Kim to do the fiscal damage, and I went down to the Glastonbury Abbey.

    The Abbey, like all other churchy things around this part of the world, was built on a pagan site. A capped spring can be seen in what is left of the cathedral's crypt. The spring was used for pagan rituals long before the church arrived. This church site is special though. Jesus's uncle Joseph is said to have come here and built a small church, the first Christian church in Europe, which stood for about 1000 years. A monastery was later placed on the grounds, which is about 36 acres of the town. Models of the original structure are amazing, and the enormity of the building was not imaginable to me. As I stood at the south end of the cathedral, I looked at the remains at the north end and could not get my mind around the size of this structure. Some of the walls that remain only stand about one-quarter the original height of the building. Incredible. Unfortunately, a king, who's name escapes me, dissolved the monastery, hung the abbot, and raided the church's treasury. The monks ran off to France, and the Abbey has been sitting here, watching over Glastonbury ever since.

    We rested at the B&B for a bit before dinner at the “Who'd a Thought It” pub and inn. I've finally had my official fish and chips, so I am a very happy girl!
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  • Day3

    Glastonbury

    August 25 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The Highstreet here is fullof small shops offering crystals, healing,mystical artwork and Hippy clothing. New World traveller types roam the streets and thesmell of essence sticks hits you every few yards. Enchanting place foraquick stop.

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