A photoslide show... following in some ancient footsteps

@sueznewz2 (9633)
Alicante, Spain
April 6, 2016 4:18pm CST
I went out for a walk today...,  which included a small piece of the 'pilgrims way...',  a footpath well trodden by many before me, in years gone by. The Pilgrims Way, is a historical route, believed to have been taken by pilgrims from Winchester,  to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury in Kent. The North Downs have acted as a highway,   between major towns, and, to various  religeous sights too, which includes cathedrals,  shrines,  and stonehenge. It is thought to closely follow  a pre-existing ancient trackway dated by archaeological finds to 500–450 BC, this ancient route followed the natural lay of the land, from east to west,  on the southern slopes of the North Downs, and this little piece, passes through kent. So I went on a little pilgrimage myself, uphill, with my camera, to take in the beauty of the English countryside... if i'm reading my app correctly, I walked 141 feet, uphill, to the summit, which was 800 feet, with great views of the surrounding countryside. There were several wooden benches on route, for weary travellers (modern day travellers ) to rest on, overlooking  incredible views.  You too can enjoy these views, in my short photoSlide show, of what I saw today... click on the link below... https://youtu.be/svXNhgcB-ow
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@PainsOnSlate (19902)
• Canada
7 Apr 16
Wonderful photos, loved the goats and my favorite was the path through the trees. I would have to sit in all the benches just to be able to say I did. So hard to imagine 500- 450 BC. Canada and the US had natives here 10,000 to 20,000 years ago and that floored me. I just looked it up and had no idea they were here when ice covered north America. Cool history and lovely photos.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
Yes I love history... I did sit on the benches too... it was fun... the goats were grazing..and when I entered the field I closed the gate behind me, and it made a metallic clunk... and when I turned round to see where the path was ...they had all stopped grazing, and were running towards me at great speed...I think they thought I was coming to feed them...lol's
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@Juliaacv (27897)
• Canada
6 Apr 16
What spectacular beauty, I felt so relaxed after watching that slideshow. I think that I could see it again and not get bored. I loved the picture of the roots of that one tree.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
I'm glad you enjoyed the slideshow...and felt so relaxed after.... i'm glad you liked the tree roots as well... they caught my eye too...
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@Juliaacv (27897)
• Canada
7 Apr 16
@sueznewz2 The reason is that your countryside is magnificently beautiful and so very different from ours, and the differences are unique and that is what I just love about watching your slide shows.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
@Juliaacv thank you very much...I'm glad you get enjoyment from them... as I love to do them and share them with you....
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@BelleStarr (36122)
• Portland, Connecticut
7 Apr 16
I loved the slide show, the bluebells are beautiful but it was the tree roots that really caught my attention. I do so love the English countryside.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
Thanks i'm glad you liked the photos and slideshow .... The bluebells really looked nice, and I was pleased with the photos, the tree roots caught my eye too ....
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@BelleStarr (36122)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Apr 16
@sueznewz2 I recently did a photo blog post about the ocean with the sand reminding me of your roots.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
8 Apr 16
@BelleStarr yes..nice photo..I can see why....
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@Marcyaz (35793)
• United States
7 Apr 16
That is amazing, thanks for sharing. Beautiful views to see.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
Thank you...i'm glad you liked them.... England has some beautiful landscapes
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@Marcyaz (35793)
• United States
7 Apr 16
@sueznewz2 Your Welcome, England certainly has some beautiful landscapes.
@celticeagle (116693)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr 16
I have heard so much of the English countryside but you know what? Each picture I see reminds me of my home here in Idaho. Some lovely place here. As your area is too.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
Yes... your country is nice and your state too... i've been on holiday several times and love it...
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@celticeagle (116693)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Apr 16
@sueznewz2 ....I am very proud to live in Idaho. Wonderful state.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
thanks so much fer takin' me'n that journey. aint figured which pic i like the best (outside'f the one'f yerself, lol). those roots were jest fascinatin'! i wonder what those pilgrims saw, 's they made their way so many centuries 'go? how i'd love to pop through the puter screen 'n walk 'long that tree lined path... big hugs 'n love!
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
Big hugs and love back a'tcha my friend,... i'm glad you enjoyed the slideshow ...i would love to show you round our countryside.... and I love being in the woods....
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@KristenH (22768)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
6 Apr 16
Cool photos.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
Thank you... i'm glad you like them....
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@KristenH (22768)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
8 Apr 16
@sueznewz2 You're very welcome. They were awesome.
@LadyDuck (141771)
• Switzerland
7 Apr 16
Thank you for this great slideshow, wonderful photos, the bluebell flowers are so nice, we have no bluebell here.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
I'm glad you liked the bluebells...they are a favourite of mine to ...
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@jstory07 (64126)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Apr 16
Thanks for sharing.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
You're welcome...
• United States
6 Apr 16
I would love to have the bench in my yard. Nice job on this slideshow.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
Yeeaahhh me too Abby ...
@JudyEv (115593)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Apr 16
I loved the slideshow. I haven't seen a bluebell wood yet but maybe one day.....
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
Oohhh I hope you do.... it's a lovely sight....
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@Rollo1 (16665)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Apr 16
The bluebells are such a cheery spring sight. Lovely photos.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
Thank you... yes they are aren't they...
@jaboUK (52811)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 16
Lovely slideshow - I haven't seen any bluebells yet - it's made me want to go out and find some.
@AnneEJ (5026)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
6 Apr 16
Beautiful slide show. What a great place you have to walk. Nice to see the flowers blooming. We are getting snow here