Silence in a Village

Last week Weekly Photo Challenge:  Silence

Turvey  is a small village located  on the River Great Ouse in Bedfordshire, England. We visited it because of  one friend’s recommendation, she learned iconography in Turvey Abbey.

We got there around 1 pm in a sunny  Saturday afternoon. Most of houses were  beautiful  stone cottages in the village. But surprisingly streets were quiet,  just a few  people were at outsides, occasionally some cars passed through a main road. When we walked around, felt like intruders,  I even felt that I had to hold my breathe, otherwise we would break the silence .

We found the Abbey and the Monastery, but  didn’t enter,   didn’t want to disturb them.

Took as many photos as I could, then left. When I looked at  them again, I can still feel the stillness.

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cute bus stop
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quiet
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All Saints Church
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church yard
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pub- another visitor?
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Who are you, strangers?
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Peeking

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the Monastery – a lady is on retreat – silence
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Observing silently

Happy Christmas 2017!

Went to Amsterdam for a long weekend at the start of the December. The city was looking festive with Christmas light and decoration. Amsterdam Light Festival was taking place.  In every evening we wandered around the city.  Went on Water Colours  Cruise in one night, it was an amazing experience.

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Back to the UK , for the community group Christmas social, I brought a roast duck and spring rolls. Found a very easy and  convenient way this year to dry the duck but didn’t get chance to take photos after it was roasted as we were late.

On Christmas Day, had roast beef.

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Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Peaceful New Year!