Shakespeare Country, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Posted in General at 9:30 pm by Warren Williams

Nestled along the River Avon, Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire, is the birthplace of William Shakespeare – the greatest writer of the English language.

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair some time declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

William Shakespeare’s birthplace

William Shakespeare’s home in the evening light

Just a few days prior, severe flooding had causd these boats to come onto the land, still most of the front shops, pubs and houses were closed off due to repairs.

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