~In jeder Sprache wohnen andere Augen.~ ~I don't know where I am going but I am on my way.~

lundi 19 mai 2014

Tintern Abbey and Ross-on-Wye

Glorious sunshine outside to-day but I need to share some pictures from our journey to Anglesey. From Kent we went to Bristol and stayed overnight which was great for a break

EG decided to take the slow roads through Wales and suddenly there was this 'déjà vu': 

 I had not realised that we were on this road - again. 
In the very very beginning when I fell in love with EG, he had organised a journey to show me 'his' Wales and it all started in London city center where we had met. After a shopping tour at Harrods (for others) he opened me the door into his black Mercedes and the words: 'you are in my hands now.'
His first stop after London was Tintern Abbey. We spent quite a while wandering quietly through the ruins and taking in the spirits from a long gone past, imagining how it might have been when the white monks were living here. This place is unique to us, it has been since he first brought me here and it speaks to me - only places in Wales seem to be able to transmit so strongly something so inexplicable to me.

As we had a lot of miles ahead, we did not go inside this time.

Can this magic atmosphere be felt through the pictures?

Our next stop was Ross-on-Wye where a small farmer market was held.

This very attractive tea room looked irresistible and we followed the breakfast invitation :-)

The love for detail shows everywhere

Such inviting corners 

I was so tempted to buy these Le Creuset pans

The lovely owner herself

a bit of French 'savoir vivre'

A vintage sewing machine!

the view from inside out

Breakfast at Tiffanys :-)

Hunky Dorys mottoes

It was nice to have to wait and get all the details in this tea room whilst breakfast was cooked for us


After this delightful stop, we bought some wee plants of broad beans and flowers and headed back to the car to continue our journey to Anglesey.

3 commentaires:

  1. Bayou, what a beautiful reminiscence about your first journey to Tintern Abbey! EG certainly is a romantic gentleman. The Abbey has quite an atmosphere...clearly evident in your photographs.

    The Ross-on-Wye tea room has its own atmosphere...very different, also very inviting.


  2. I can understand why this place is so special for you and your EG. Something of the mystery comes through in your photos. Bayou, I do so love your romanticism and that of your EG!
    The photos from Ross-on-Wye are gorgeous. It seems like a place made for you and your interests. Oh to find a little breakfast place like you found! Perfection! I'm glad you are posting frequently again!

  3. I love the idea of a 'Lady's lunch'!
    Tintern Abbey is such a special place, you can't go away without being touched by it.