This past week has flown by. All of my days are busy and everything I have been doing is starting to morph together – so I am extra thankful I am writing these posts and will be able to look back and remember everything.
Sunday I went on a trip with part of my program to Stonehenge and Lacock Abbey. To be honest, I didn’t know much about Stonehenge before I got there – very “dumb American” of me, I know. But the history and the mystery of the rock formation is fascinating and I wish I had known more about it prior. The technology was not advanced enough (if even existent) to move the rocks and somehow they were moved into this formation – how crazy is that?!
After Stonehenge we went to Lacock Abbey which was originally a nunnery. This was where many scenes from Harry Potter and Downton Abbey have been filmed. I was obviously excited to be here, my dog’s named after Harry Potter for goodness sake!
If I’m going to be totally honest, Stonehenge was really cool and all of the mystery behind it is fascinating, but it’s not somewhere I am dying to go back to. It may have been that it was a cold and rainy day but it is definitely an experience that I will never forget. (You were right Ry).
This is Lacock Abbey, which was originally an Augustinian Nunnery in the early 13th century. Being as old as it is, I was very impressed by how well the building had been maintained. The grounds were gorgeous and green despite it being in the middle of winter.
This hands down was my favorite part of the trip. Does anyone recognize this courtyard or hallway from a movie?! If you thought Harry Potter you would be correct. The memories from watching the movies with my family to how my angel of a pup got named Potter all made me nostalgic of my childhood.