21.05.2010 24 °C
At this time of the year England is vibrant with the colours, sounds and scents of spring, and the contrast between this verdant country and Egypt’s desert landscape is astounding. The dawn chorus here is of melodious birdsong not discordant muezzins, the traffic is quiet and orderly, and England’s lush woodlands are carpeted with fragrant bluebells like these.
This weekly market in the medieval town of Devizes bears no resemblance to the bustling souqs of Cairo…
The New Forest in the south of England was once a royal hunting forest planted by King William I, (William the Conquerer), in 1079.Today the forest is public parkland which is famous for its herds of wild ponies and deer.
This wild donkey grazing peacefully in the New Forest has no idea that his Arabian cousins are still being ridden into the ground in Luxor.
England is truly a green and pleasant land, and spring is a great time to enjoy the magnificent gardens for which this country is justifiably renowned.