The Garden of England

English Cottage in Kent

There’s a reason it’s called ‘the garden of England’ – Kent is full of chocolate box villages. Driving through scenery like this is a slow process if you brake for photo opportunities.

Images of KentHouse in Faversham KentWe stayed in an old monastery with wooden shutters and a gunpowder cellar. I made the mistake of staying up late and watching a horror movie as the ancient house creaked around me. Staring into the shadows, I got the feeling the shadows were staring back at me. There’s nothing like stepping out of your comfort zone…

Photos of Faversham

Faversham ifs full of winding streets, with leaning houses hundreds of years old. There’s even the traditional village pond where the ducks pointedly ignore tourists who bring cameras instead of bread.

Faversham High StreetFaversham's maritime legacyGargoyle in Kent

Then on to Ramsgate, sea shanties and chandeliers. Shambolic and bohemian, it’s a century past it’s glory days.

Photos of Ramsgate, Kent
Ramsgate, Kent

It’s difficult to pack my case and face North again. Goodbye to good friends and the beautiful south.

Mark Wallis and Neil Scott, Scratby

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8 thoughts on “The Garden of England

  1. Yes, if I can’t live in San Francisco all the time, at least I’ve got my beautiful home county to fall back on.

  2. Fabulous love the way you capture details, vistas and vibrant colours. Great photos.

  3. I love the variety, but my favourite is the chandelier and grand-shabby doors.

    • I’m very pleased with that one myself. Started out very murky and ended up one of the best! Thanks Clare.

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