Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A walk into town

I was asked to show you some more pictures of my area, so here's what I see when I walk into town. It's a fifteen minute walk.

This is the path about five minutes into the walk, with the road running along on the left.


There's a lot of greenery around all the houses.


You're looking right at the main road here.


It's not all pretty. This is the railway bridge I have to go under. Luckily, it's very well lit at night.


This is the town itself.


And an English shopping mall.


What is it like where you live?

23 COMMENTS:

JaneyV said...

OOh it's very pretty where you are and - joy of joys - you have a Waitrose nearby. You have no idea how I miss my daily trips to Waitrose. Some people like to shop for clothes and shoes - with me it's food.

Thanks for taking us on your walk to town. I love the leafy green tranquility of this neck of the woods.

pjd said...

That's the kind of daily walk I'd like to have. Instead, I'm stuck in the brown hills of California. Pretty in its own way, but I prefer greenery and cottages to brownery and ugly Brady Bunch ticky tacky boxes.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Very cool. I wish I could see it.

Looks like we won't be joining you guys in April unless something drastically changes on our end. Maybe another time and we'll get to walk with you.

Robin S. said...

Gorgeous walk! And I love the idea of the walking pictures.

Oh Sarah, I was hoping you all would be there. Well, it's not like this is the only time we'll get together somewhere, though, so there's that.

Bevie said...

It's beautiful! Very much as I imagined it was. Complete with clock tower. [smiles]

I agree with Robin. A walk with pictures tells a beautiful story. It encourages me to go forward with a project I've been thinking on for a few days now.

Thanks for posting the pictures!

JaneyV: Not clothes, shoes or food for me. It's toys. Plush. Castle sets. Action figures. Dolls. They inspire me to write stories. I guess I never grew up. [sheepish grin]

Whirlochre said...

What is it like where you live?

Not as nice as this! And the bloke under the railway bridge is a gang of lads in hoodies.

I'll do my version of this later in the Spring when it's sunnier.

Bevie said...

Thanks, Whirlochre for reminding me that I failed to answer FH's question.

Dull is the word for my town. It used to be a very small town, and the older buildings have character. It's still small (the two towns sitting side-by-side number less than 10,000), but about 90% of the buildings are less than 10 years old - which means they lack all character. Except for the "Hidden Neighborhood". That's where the million dollar homes are. But unless you're delivering pizza [grin] you don't get to see them.

But the building has meant the tearing down of trees. Can't even see the river anymore either. Sigh.

fairyhedgehog said...

It is very pretty, Janey. Waitrose is OK but pricey. I used to live less than ten minutes from a Co-op and a Budgens which was more convenient.

Pjd - I remember that song, which always sounds so cheerful despite the words.

Sarah - I shall miss you! I hope you can make it to the next one.

Thanks, Robin.

Bevie - my house itself is brand new: around two years old. I don't think it's at all pretty outside but it's very comfortable inside which is what matters to me. We're so lucky to live in such a wonderful place. I grew up in a council flat in Brighton so by comparison this is a mansion.

Whirl - eek! to the bunch of hoodies. I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with in April.

writtenwyrdd said...

See, this is why I really would love to retire to the UK. Hedgerows and old buildings galore! My commute is gorgeous any time of the year, but I can't really walk anyplace.

scarlet-blue said...

It's flipping freezing here at the moment with no proper shops within walking distance. But there is a grade II listed telephone box...
Sx

fairyhedgehog said...

Make it an early retirement and come on over now, writtenwyrd. You know you want to!

A grade II listed telephone box, Scarlet? That makes it all worthwhile.

sylvia said...

Oh, I like your town, it's very pretty (ok, except for the railway bridge - but that's sort of standard).

My town is very English. It is somewhat bizarre.

I think pjd should take photos of his California hills so I can feel homesick. :)

fairyhedgehog said...

It is very pretty.

Do we get to see pictures of your town?

freddie said...

You guys are getting together in April? Damn you! ; )

You live in a beautiful place, FHH. Can't wait to see it myself. Someday . . .

fairyhedgehog said...

Oh, freddie, if only...

Bee said...

Your street looks just like my mother-in-law's . . . in Sanderstead, Surrey.

fairyhedgehog said...

We're not far from there, Bee.

candicekennington said...

oh how picturesque!! I live in a very normal suberb of sunny California.

fairyhedgehog said...

You know, I have absolutely no idea what any part of California is like. Except that it's sunny so I'm immensely envious.

Robin S. said...

Yeah, freddie, I wish you were coming in April!

FH, I love the idea of "a walk into town" and i'm thinking this would be a good voice thing to do next, after the 'serious-voice romance' McK cooked up for Valentine's week.

We could post walking pics in our area, like you have, and narrate a little. What do you think?

fairyhedgehog said...

That sounds like a good plan, Robin.

Sophie in the Moonlight said...

Some of these pictures remind me of the movie, "Metroland". [Christian Bale, go figure. You know I'm obsessed. =) ]

What a lovely area in which you live! And I love the snow pictures up top. Stunningly picturesque.

Can't say much about my location except to say that the scenery is breathtaking and very, very green. I love it.

fairyhedgehog said...

It is pretty, Sophie, and we are very lucky.

I'd love to see pictures of where you are but I understand your wish to be more anonymous than I am.

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