Monday, August 08, 2011

THE LONG MAN OF WILMINGTON AND PEACEHAVEN

One day we made an excursion to Peacehaven a town and civil parish in the Lewes district of East Sussex, England. It is located above the chalk cliffs of the South Downs. The landscape there is absolutely unic and beautiful. It should be "Peace heaven"

not far from the sea

amazing house decorations

a special architecture

farms

and wide wide fields, which look like a huge patchwork

the river looks like a snake sliding through the green fields

there was also a windmill

We had lunch in this nice "Cavery", a restaurant where you choose your meat which is put on your plate and then you can take as much vegetables as you want.

After lunch we admired the The long Man of Wilmington the mysterious guardian of the South Downs, who has baffled archaeologists and historians for hundreds of years.

The Long Man of Wilmington is a huge figure cut into the side of a hill in the South Downs in Sussex. It is one of the biggest images of a man in the entire world. He is drawn standing, and holding what appear to be two staves on either side of him.

Until the 19th century the Long Man was only visible in certain light conditions and after a light fall of snow, but in 1874, it was marked out in yellow bricks.

It's just amazing when you see it

and there are also these old farm houses.

It was just a beautiful trip through the country side where time stood still.

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13 comments:

Carver said...

Thanks for the tour of this fascinating place. I love the landscapes and architecture. Very pastoral and beautiful.

Snap said...

Oh, my! Beautiful countryside. The LongMan is fascinating! Loved the greenman faces on the building. The Cavery looks like a nice place to have lunch. Fun and lovely post!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful, peaceful place! And such lovely, pastoral scenes! A wonderful tour for the day, Gattina, and your photos are really capture the feeling! Marvelous! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Luna Miranda said...

i love the distance cliffs, and the plains. oh, what a beautiful place! the Long Man is fascinating. great captures, Gattina...love this post.

Life Ramblings said...

what a beautiful tour. very lovely landscape and the Long Man looks cool standing guard over the vast field.

LadyFi said...

Oh, what gorgeous shots! They make me a bit homesick as I used to live around here before moving to Sweden.

jabblog said...

I love the Sussex countryside - very inviting - your photos really do it justice.

eileeninmd said...

Gattina, what a lovely place to visit. So many wonderful things to see, I love the cliffs and the house decorations. The countryside and the snake river is beautiful. The lunch sounds delicious. The Long Man is very cool, what a neat sight. Thanks for sharing your photos and your world today.

Gracie said...

I just love England....I've never been there, wish I could in the future...Nice pics, btw, thanks.

diane b said...

Your last statement describes your post well "a place where time stood still" It is a beautiful area. I've seen a doco on the long guy.

Judy said...

I love the looking out at the countryside and 'yes' it does look like a patchwork quilt.. thanks for the delightful tour

Trotter said...

Incredible!! Joining the Nazca lines club...
The most incredible however is the typical summer skies... Summer was a Thursday... ;)

Waiting for you in Corsica!!

Loree said...

What a pretty place. Photos of the English countryside always make me want to cry. I have no idea why. But it's not a bad type of crying. It's not easy to explain. Silly me :)

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