Tuesday, June 07, 2005

The English Countryside

My first stop was a 12-hour layover in southern England on my way to Paris. I rented a tiny car and drove all around the English countrside, seeing some sites I've wanted to see since I was a kid, including Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was signed, Windsor Castle and Stonehenge. For more photos from this first leg of my sojourn, click here:

At Runnymede, southern England. In the meadow behind me, King John of England signed the Magna Carta in the 13th century A.D., precursor to the U.S. Constitution and the first time in history a monarch's powers were limited by decree.

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