Stop the world of to-day and reflect with us, upon a landscape painter and a poet of bygone days.
We visit two leading pioneers of the "Romantic Age" in arts :
John Constable, at NT Flatford Mill/Suffolk & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, at NT Nether Stowey/Somerset;
Lacock - Village, Fox Talbot Museum, Abbey - the place where photography was invented and developed further.
Together with few other visitors in May 2015, we take the path of medieval- and Tudor times through Lacock village.
We take the 1-day Roamer Ticket on the West Somerset Railway, travelling a whole day there and back between Minehead and Bishops Lydeard.
On our first leg, we view the passing countryside mainly from aboard the train, like our fellow passengers.
And if you wish to see our return journey, look at Part 2 :
In our search for:
"the man who changed English Literature forever";
we took the 10:15 a.m. steam train from Minehead to Crowcombe - Heathfield, and motored over the Quantocks to Nether Stowey.
At 35, Lime Street, we investigated a cottage very closely there.
Thereafter we retuned - same way - to Minehead, a lot more knowledgable about the "romantic age", than before in the morning.