|Cemetery at the "real" church in Bampton, St. Mary's.|
The sequence of our 13 hour day was as follows with considerable driving in between:
10:45 -12:45 Village of Oxford
2:30 - 4:30 Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey TV series
5:30 - 6:30 The village of Bampton, village of Downton Abbey TV series
|Tom, at the side entrance to the church,|
|The alter inside the church where the Mary and Matthew were married.|
|The podium in the church was carved bird of prey.|
|Stained glass window in the church.|
|This is the Crawley house on the series where Matthew and Isobel (Matthew's mother) lived here after the announcement that as to the real heir to the Earl of Grantham's estate after the death of Patrick Crowley on the Titanic.|
|The actual library in Bampton is used as a hospital in the series which now houses a gift shop. The owner was notified we were in town and she rushed to open the shop for us.|
|Sign outside the shop, which appears as a hospital on the series.|
|Several houses in Bampton have these thatched roofs some of which have been shown on |
|Photo on display at the gift shop of Edith's wedding which never took place.|
|Mr. Charles Carson, head butler at Downton Abbey and Dr. Richard Clarkson, the family physician in this photo at the gift shop.|
|Photo of Mary at her wedding to Matthew, again on display in the gift shop.|
|Dame Maggie Smith play Lord Grantham's mother, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet Criowley|
Today, we're off to find a self service laundry which we'll visit again a week from today, boarding the ship with clean clothes. The hotel's cost of laundering one pair of jeans is more than we'll spend on two full loads at the self serve.
|Photo in the gift shop of camera crew actress from series. We couldn't tell who it was.|
For now, we're experience a little of life in London, barring many of the comforts of our usual homes of the past. We've decided living in a hotel in no way meets our criteria of living life in the world with simplicity and ease. However, we'll never regret visiting Paris and London.
Photo from one year ago today, August 22, 2013:
No photos or story was posted on this date when the Internet was totally down in Boveglio, Italy. At this point, we'd begun assessing and sorting our belonging to lighten the upcoming long flight to Kenya in only nine days.