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Abbotsbury, England: a charming village in Dorset

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir “The Skiff” (1875) The National Gallery, London

“Art is about emotion; if art needs to be explained it is no longer art.”

PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR

Travels

We visited England in 2015 and 2016. Please read our blog for additional photos and historical information:

Sanctuary on the Fleet:
Abbotsbury Swannery
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Stargazing:
Greenwich, England
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Le déjeuner sur l’herbe
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Lenten Pilgrimage,
Part One: King’s College, Cambridge
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Lenten Pilgrimage,
Part Two: St John’s College, Cambridge
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Wimbledon 2015:
Game, Set, and Match
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Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew   Richmond, England
I took this photo from the second story inside the conservatory — extreme humidity and condensation add drama. My nod to Impressionism, in an English setting!

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Quite possibly my favorite spot in England. Abbotsbury Swannery is a sanctuary for more than 900 mute swans. A tranquil and magical place, far away from the madding crowd in Abbotsbury, Dorset, on the southern English coast.

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Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, England
Christopher Wren designed the Chapel (dome in distance).
Exquisite late afternoon light — October 25, 2016

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Great Saint Bartholomew’s, an 11th century Norman church a few minutes’ walk north of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. I don’t think the letter box is quite that vintage, but found it stunning and memorable — classic Roman typography, patina and old brick.