Show your world:first impressions

This post is a part of Tiny Expats’ Show Your World event. It’s my first impressions of my new hometown in the UK while visiting on a house hunting trip this past summer. A little different than my usual writing style.

The things I first notice are that the buildings all touch and the streets and sidewalks both are uneven with cobblestones and mismatched stones and pavement. The buildings are plaster and covered in faded paint of varied colors, sometimes tinged with mold. The shopfronts crowd together unevenly, the brightly shining Tesco Express juxtapositosed with tiny tea rooms and a sewing shop. A bit of claustrophobia sets in as I realize there is no open space nor trees in sight. I marvel at the women wearing heels and rushing along without missing a step over the unpredictable roadway. The pub at the top of the street is overflowing and guests with beers have encroached on the surrounding sidewalks, chatting with friends lucky enough o have snagged a table. It is so different from the town at home I’ve grown to love, but I’ll give it a shot.

IMG_1117

IMG_1124

Advertisements

6 Comments Add yours

  1. tinyexpats says:

    Thank you for participating! What a lovely description – I’ve been to a couple of small English towns and could feel that atmosphere from your post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Flav_Holman says:

    How I miss England… and the cobblestones (not with heels on though)… great post

    Like

    1. Thanks! The cobblestones are pretty to look at, not so nice for walking!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Flav_Holman says:

        I totally agree on that, the English women always amazed me walking in her high heels on Saturday nights 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s