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I recently came across a truly wonderful youtube channel which gives a glimpse into provincial English life. (I myself have lived in several of these places - I won't say exactly which ones.)

Exeter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrjAbilCw50

Sherbourne: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EyoA_92ueM

Canterbury: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyzOgjoQX4s

York: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpnogaRPCv8

Lewes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIXjitkCPuA

Salisbury: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=819PJVXW5Jw

(Freeze at 1:58 - as a boy I passed through this gate many many times...)


And not to leave out Scotland, here's one for Colin:

Inverness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhUvz4c2k1I

(There are more...)

I grew up watching "Last of the Summer Wine." I'd definetly like to spend a summer wandering those hills of Yorkshire someday.

Thanks, Jay! It's very interesting.

Therefore am I still
A lover of the meadows and the woods,
And mountains; and of all that we behold
From this green earth; of all the mighty world
Of eye, and ear . . .

Glad you liked the links, guys.

(Seeing some of these places again sure brings back memories for me...)

Thanks Jay. These places are very beautiful. Everything is very classic and aesthetic. As Poirot movies, but with modern cars. England is a wonderful country. Thanks you.

What can I say: lovely, very lovely indeed :-)

Tha inbhir nis cathair gu h-alainn, tapadh leat a charaid!

England is so beautiful, as is the entirety of the British Isles, and if you include Ireland and Scotland, it's difficult if not impossible to describe them. I can say however that it is an incredibly rich place historically, which can be seen everywhere.

Brilliant thread! We need more like these...

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