Today the village of Eyam in Derbyshire, England recognises “Plague Sunday”.
The day remembers the decision of the village’s reverend and his wife – in 1665 – to convince the plague-stricken residents to barricade themselves in so that the disease wouldn’t spread to other villages in the area.
Hundreds of people died, but other communities survived.
Above is a picture from last year, when we visited the old well on a hilltop outside the village, which is where others would come to leave the people of Eyam food.
The weather in England on Thursday was absolutely gorgeous. Warm, bright blue skies.
Here are some images from Derbyshire: a trip to Haddon Hall, and the countryside of the Peak District.
A visit to the famous Chatsworth House two days ago.
I have one week left of this trip, and it is being spent in a cottage in England’s Peak District. In the village of Bradwell, with horses riding up our street, the area looks like something out of a Jane Austen adaptation.
We had lunch next to Chatsworth today, and then stopped in Bakewell, where Austen allegedly wrote Pride and Prejudice.
This is one part of England I haven’t visited before, and so far it is even prettier than I expected.
The view from my bedroom:
We’re finishing up a week-long stay in York, and nature has given us a gorgeous Monday morning. Yes, it’s cold, but… it’s so pretty!
Also, here are some pictures from our trip to the enormous (and spectacular) Fountains Abbey yesterday (you can thank Henry VIII for destroying it!).
The luxurious Harewood House in Yorkshire, England. We stopped for a visit on the way to York two days ago.