I love traveling. I lived in the UK before emigrating to Australia in 2006.
My favorite holiday was to Yorkshire, north of England. My son Liam was just around 7 years old, and we stayed in an apartment as part of a mansion, called Sutton Hall. There were tennis courts in the grounds and an indoor swimming pool.
We went to York, one of the most historic and best city in England. It has York Minster there, which was built in the 12th century (or perhaps earlier). It is an awesome building and I remember how marvellous it was to stand in the main atrium of the cathedral and be in awe of the breathtaking architecture and its structure. It was wonderful to imagine all of the people that have tread those ancient stones that are laid in the aisle of this ancient cathedral, and to guess at what their lives would have been like. They had none of the modern day ‘trappings’ such as telephones, tv’s or internet access.
The most important people were the priests that ran the churches, who were the celebrities of the day. It was such a simple, religious life but I wonder if they would enjoy modern life if they were living today? We all live in our own ‘present’ with no notion of what lays ahead, and the time we are at, 2015, is our optimum time scientifically, technologically, and socially. What an intriguing thought…