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Back From Glastonbury [Apr. 21st, 2010|06:34 pm]
Tony Grist

We looked out the breakfast room windows this morning and saw vapour trails criss-crossing the sky. The Transport Minister- Lord Adonis- I can't hear that name without chortling- denies that he was pressured into lifting the flight ban by that pop-eyed buccaneer Willy Walsh- but he would, wouldn't he?
 
We're back home. I feel I could write a 1,000 page book about Glastonbury. What I will write, but probably not today, is a series of brief, tidy LJ posts.

We stopped in Tewkesbury on our way home. I'll write about that too when I'm not so tired. Ailz has already gone to bed. As almost always happens when we take a holiday, we've pushed ourselves to the point of exhaustion.



Glastonbury Tor

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From: amritarosa
2010-04-21 05:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, beautiful. This reminds me of the Sun card.

BTW, I got your lovely little book- It's nestling up to the Hutton and Harrow on my bookshelf :) Love the jelly doughnuts!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-21 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I'm glad you like the book :)
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From: mamadar
2010-04-21 06:11 pm (UTC)
I saw Lord Adonis on BBC World News, and I chortled, too.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-21 06:37 pm (UTC)
He's not exactly an ugly man, but he hardly lives up to his name.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2010-04-21 06:13 pm (UTC)
What a lovely, lonely place!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-21 06:37 pm (UTC)
Lots more pictures to come. :)
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2010-04-21 06:13 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! One of these days I will get to Glastonbury.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-21 06:38 pm (UTC)
You haven't been? Oh, but you must!
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[User Picture]From: brttvns
2010-04-21 06:21 pm (UTC)
Great photo. I look forward to your Glastonbury posts.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-21 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks. There are a lot more photos to come.
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[User Picture]From: oakmouse
2010-04-21 07:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, lovely photo... brings back so many memories. *wants to go back*
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-21 08:27 pm (UTC)
We keep going back.

And this trip we reconnected with an old friend who used to live up here but now lives down there, so the reasons for going back have increased
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From: sunfell
2010-04-21 08:25 pm (UTC)
I really liked Glastonbury. It reminded me somehow of Santa Cruz, CA, only without the beach boardwalk and teen vampires. There was the same hippie, new age free spirit vibe to it. I wonder if there are any "Keep Glastonbury Weird" stickers?

:-)

Chalice Well was wonderful, too.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-21 08:35 pm (UTC)
I love Glastonbury. Recently we've taken to going at least once a year. Yes, it's a free-spirited place, but there's plenty of darkness there too.

It seems you can't have the thing that people want from a place like this- the freedom, the beauty, the truth- without there being predation and exploitation and dependency...
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From: sunfell
2010-04-21 08:43 pm (UTC)
That was true of Santa Cruz, too. Lots of street people, lots of extremes of light and darkness.

It makes me appreciate my underappreciated home city- which seems to have a handle on such things. Ordinary is good.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-21 08:49 pm (UTC)
That's true. Glastonbury is good to visit. But would you want to live there? Ailz and I were talking about this. She was saying you could burn out very quickly in that over-oxygenated atmosphere.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2010-04-21 10:36 pm (UTC)
The tower on the Tor is a sight I love. Did you climb it this time?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-22 08:03 am (UTC)
Yes, I did. Alice and I went up on Monday afternoon.
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[User Picture]From: endlessrarities
2010-04-22 05:51 pm (UTC)
Sorry - I'm going backwards through your blog posts.

Did you do Tewkesbury Abbey? That's a nice bit of medieval architecture!!
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