walking in their footsteps

They were famous, but they were human too,

Stepping out in pastel dresses, with parasols,

Manuscripts written and tucked away,

A treasure for people of many years on,

Who will walk in their footsteps

And gaze on their work, lovingly hoping

They’ll receive inspiration from the Gods that looked down

On their literary heroes – and, of course, you and I.

I took a day trip to Winchester today, and we did a lot of the touristy things like walk around the cathedral and go into the Great Hall.

I love these places because I can imagine all the people through history who have also been there. To be standing in the exact same place that Jane Austen or Henry VIII has stood is quite difficult to wrap your head around.

In the Great Hall they have the Round Table hanging up on one of the walls. If you are unfamiliar with the history of it, it was allegedly the table the King Arthur and his knights sat around. It is thought that Camelot is based on Winchester, although lots of other places in England claim to be the inspiration behind the myth.

It’s still a very impressive place and the wrought iron gates that were made to commemorate the marriage of Charles and Diana in 1981 is very Game of Thrones. Well worth a visit if you are ever in the south of England.

Much Love

Rachel xx

One thought on “walking in their footsteps

  1. Margot Kinberg

    I know exactly what you mean, Rachel! There are places like that where you almost feel ghosts from the past. It’s the sort of connection I felt when I visited Agatha Christie’s home in Torquay. I was where she was – what a feeling!

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