Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dove cottage, Grasmere, the Lake district

Besides Hill Top farm in the Lake district of England, there is William Wordsworth's Dove cottage in Grasmere, also in the Lake district. He grew up nearby, played in the area as a young lad, walked the whole Lake district area, wrote poetry about it. A visit here makes it easy to know how this area has influenced so many English writers. It is so beautiful, the sun is always gentle, the birds are always singing, the flowers grow in abundance without much coaxing. In the Summer, this area is inundated with tourists from everywhere in the world, from Asia predominantly. They come with their own guidebooks and check off everything that is mentioned in those books. There's ample transportation, buses and shuttles run almost none stop between most of the villages. There are tea rooms everywhere. It is like a festival here in summer and it is a festival, celebrating the beauty of the English Lake district.

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