kidnapped to glastonbury


A few months back I asked D if he'd like to be kidnapped for his birthday. Looking a little wary (possibly because I am either perceived as semi-dangerous or because I play too much with drastic words-- e.g. I once texted my mother that I 'decapitated the fan' and she jumped when reading it the first time), somehow we thought it wouldn't materialise because of many other pressing commitments. Magically, though, things fell into place and that saw me frantically calling up every B&B available in Glastonbury only to be told that all were fully booked. And. . . I managed to book us a yurt eventually. Much to our delight. Because it's been our life-long dream to live in a yurt, mad people that we are. 

Even though Glastonbury is known more famously for its muddy music festival, it is also the spiritual hub of the UK. Beyond the many magic and Wicca shops and touristic lures lining the high street of the tiny town, closer inspections into it reveal fascinating facts such as the major intersection of ley lines that account for its energetic properties, labyrinths and two natural springs. Legends it is imbued with include that of Joseph of Arimethea and King Arthur. Being a sucker for the Arthurian Legend, I nevertheless was absolutely psyched. I know what they go about re. scientific skepticism and intellectual skepticism etcetera, but sometimes life is also made more beautiful tempered with some love of beautiful legends and of something transcendental, rather than evolving into obsessive parochialised clinical cynicism. Albert Einstein's words ring through here: “Behind the secrets of nature remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.” (For more beautiful Einstein quotes look here).

Sleeping in the yurt (it had a double bed, mind you) and feeling like some Mongolian Warrior Princess (also another phantastical notion swimming in my head), I was rather amazed to think that 2000 years ago before the Romans drained the sea, our exact location would be. . within the water! We also visited our Mystical Friend Lucia there, and got acquainted with her amazing Psychic Dog a.k.a. Zen Master, discovering that she stays at the foot of the Tor! Of course, to climb hills and do loads of walking necessitated the use of The Gladiators. These photographs were taken in The Abbey, where ruins of the ancient Monastery remained. A beautiful and immensely tranquil vast expanse of land with great trees towering overhead, badger holes and herb gardens, legend has it that King Arthur's tomb was discovered here. The magnificent ruins only spring to mind how human beings, in their quest for power and domination, destroy not only other lives but also great works of art that are replete with history, reminiscent of how the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamyan. I loved The Abbey so much that ten-meals-a-day-me had to be literally hauled out of it to go for cream tea. Lol. "You don't want SCONES? What is wrong with you??"




crochet-front dress from Bintan resorts; Diva feather earrings and rings; Warehouse cuff; vintage bracelet; Rubi gladiator sandals



33 comments:

  1. Ooh I love these photos! It sounds like so much fun!
    And I didn't think to check the server time...good idea, haha
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  2. Breathtaking photos....you look gorgeous....LOVE LOVE the shoes!!!

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  3. You sound like the nicest kidnapper. Asking your subject if you could kidnap him and then taking him to a really sweet place! These pictures are gorgeous, looks like you had a wonderful time. I love your sandals!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by, love the shoes!


    Sally
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  5. WOW u are a nice kidnapper.. haha
    those photos are incredible! and so is your blog :-)
    what kind of camera do u use?

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  6. the fourth picture is incredible!



    xxmerissa
    merbri.blogspot.com

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  7. Loving those photos again...
    I'm kinda of obsessed with your shoes
    LOx

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  8. beautiful location, fantastic photography and gorgeous outfit. :)

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  9. This is a wonderful place to take pictures!!!
    Thanks!
    xoxo

    Marta

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  10. great photos. you make me wanna go there now!
    and thanks for your comment! i'm following you now!
    hope i'll see u on my blog again!

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  11. Wow! Glastonbury looks soo nice!!! I didn't know there were so many things to see

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  12. Gorgeous shots, but let's talk about those AMAZING metallic gladiators!!! WOW. Man, you did these right. I normally don't care for them, but because they are light metallic and you wore them with a feminine floaty dress...seriously, amazing. I totally want them.

    ♥ V

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  13. Looooooove it:)


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  14. Very nice pictures! ans very nice blog!
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  15. supersweet pictures. that place looks so nice!!!

    Vicky
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  16. Beautieful! Looks like a perfect day! Take me along next time :)

    Best, Jenny

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  17. What a gorgeous place & those scones look yummmm :)

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  18. Wow! What a breathtaking place!! I love the last picture so much! It's magical! xoxoxoxoo

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  19. Gorgeous photos!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comment. I hope you come back soon.

    xoxo,
    MelRod

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  20. i love the photos, especially the ones with the ruins... they seem so mysterious! you look super adorable!

    oxo from http://www.sweetfancytreat.com

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  21. These pictures are so pretty! I like the irst ones mostly:)

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  22. These pictures are stunning.
    mmm cream tea!
    Jaymie
    http://jaymieocallaghan.blogspot.com/

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  23. Wow I didn't realise such places existed in Glasto?! The Gladiators are rad, especially with your summery dress
    xx

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  24. Hi there
    thanks for the comment on my post on conspicuous consumption - hope you visit again soon.
    I never saw any of this at Glastonbury - but I guess I was just at the festival knee deep in mud!
    I've nice memories of Cambridge student life - I'm following for more!
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  25. amazing pics.
    lovely blog
    xxxx

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  26. What a fantasticly beautiful location to be stowed away to. Looks like you and D have a great time!

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  27. Beautiful photos :)

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  28. hey love:)
    what a great idea to go to glastonbury! looks beautiful, I love historic buildings so this has given me inspiration! I have two weeks off with the boyfriend so think we will be taking a trip there!

    Great blog! love your style:)
    much love!!!!

    Kerry
    xxxx

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  29. Gorgeous photos! Glastonbury is so beautiful, and that last picture is absolutely amazing. Love that dress on you!

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  30. Know this site well! We had a delicious lunch of cheddar, chutney and bread at a little tea room directly opposite . . .

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  31. I LOVE THOSE GLADIATORS!

    LOVE
    LOVE
    LOVE

    <3

    Em K

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