2017 | The Cotswolds, UK

We spent most of Easter Sunday in the Cotswolds. Our first stop was Burford, where the buildings are mostly honey-colored and the roofs are steep. We walked around High Street and looked into some of the shops. We later stopped for a quick coffee break in one of the cafes before heading out to the next village. After a short drive, we arrived at Stow-on-the-Wold and spent our time walking and photographing around Market Square. The last village we visited was Bourton-on-the-Water, this was my favorite place out of the three. From the carpark, we walked through wall-lined paths before reaching the village. The river Windrush runs through the village center, and several arched stone bridges are found throughout the village.

All photos taken with Leica M6/CV Color-Skopar 35/2.5 on Arista Premium 400 (expired film)

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The Cotswold Arms at Burford
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The Old Rectory Gate at Burford
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Priory Lane, Burford
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Burford Primary School

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The Cook Shop at Burford
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Burford Brush Shop
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Coffee Break at Burford
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Burford Shop
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Burford High Street
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The Organic Shop, Stow-on-the-Wold
Bourton-on-the-Water path
The Dial House at Bourton-on-the-Water
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Arched stone-bridge at Bourton-on-the Water
The Riverside House, Bourton-on-the-Water

2017 | Dover, UK

We ended Saturday with a quick stop at Dover before going back to London

All photos taken with Leica M6/CV Color-Skopar 35/2.5 on Arista Premium 400 (expired film)

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Dover Castle

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A perfect message to end a long day of sightseeing

2017 | Canterbury, UK

Saturday afternoon was spent in Canterbury. We were dropped off at St. George Street and headed down to Canterbury Lane. We passed by St. George’s Tower and grabbed a quick lunch at Panteli’s before making our way to the Cathedral.

During our visit, Canterbury Cathedral was going through renovations and the church exterior was mostly covered in scaffolding.

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St. George’s Tower

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Walking down Burgate
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Christ Church Gate
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Canterbury Cathedral
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St. Michael’s Chapel

2017 | Leeds Castle, Kent

We spent most of Saturday morning exploring Leeds Castle. There were many activities going on, the children roamed around the castle grounds for the Easter Egg hunt, and pole marquees were scattered all over the estate hosting various events.

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Leeds Castle 
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Gatehouse door knocker
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Leeds Castle cellar
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Leeds Castle Mill
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Visitors can take the ferry from castle drive to cross the Great Water  to the playgrounds and the maze
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Leeds Castle grounds

2017 | Hampton Court Palace 

It was a cold and cloudy day. But I thought it was the perfect weather for spending an entire day walking through state apartments, centuries-old corridors, and beautiful gardens. We managed to see most of the palace, but only had a chance to stroll around the the Great Fountain Garden, Chapel Court, and the Privy Garden.  I would love to visit Hampton Court again, and just spend an entire day exploring the gardens.

All photos taken with a Leica M6/CV Color-Skopar 35/2.5 on Arista Premium 400 (expired film)

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Wimbledon bound
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Crossing the River Thames
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Clock Tower

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Henry VIII’s kitchen

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Henry VIII’s cellar

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Henry VIII’s kitchen

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Chapel Court

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Chapel Court
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A last look at Hampton Court

2017 | Bampton and Highclere Castle 

Bampton-in-the-Bush and Highclere Castle were both featured on the TV series Downton Abbey. As a fan of the show, I made sure to visit these locations while in the United Kingdom. We stayed for about an hour in Bampton, and just walked around the village looking for some of the locations used in the TV series. I spent most of my time taking photos of St. Mary the Virgin church and its graveyard.

Highclere Castle was used as the main setting for the TV drama, Downton Abbey. I was obsessed with the show. On the weekends that I worked, I remember rushing home on Monday mornings so I can watch the latest episode. It was also one of the few shows that both my parents and I liked. Photography is not allowed inside the castle, since it is still where the Earl of Carnarvon and his family lives. The castle tour took less than an hour, and we spent the rest of our visit roaming the castle grounds and gardens.

All photos taken with a Leica M6 with a Cosina Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35/2.5 on Arista Premium 400 (expired)

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Walking up to St. Mary the Virgin Church
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Church graveyard
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Church graveyard
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St. Mary the Virgin Church interior
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St. Mary the Virgin Church
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Highclere Castle
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Front door
Castle Tower
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A last look of the castle

2017 | Oxford, UK

We spent a few hours walking around Oxford on a gloomy Thursday morning. There is so much to see, but we only stayed for a short time. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to visit it again. Here’s some of favorite photos from that day.

All photos taken with a Leica M6 with CV Color-Skopar 35/2.5 on Arista Premium 400 (expired film)

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Starting the morning with a cup of coffee


Passed by this window everyday on the way to and back from the tube station
Earl’s Court Vespa
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Somewhere in Oxford
Somewhere in Oxford
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No Visitors at the Radcliffe Camera
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Radcliffe Camera
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Christ Church Meadow walk
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The Meadow Building at Christ Church College
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Oxford walls