We went on a little excursion, mr Dog and I. It didn’t work out very well. There was too much mud, I had the wrong shoes, mr Dog ate horse manure and hyperactively jumped around in every direction. It was cold and windy. Public transportation was horrible. I hadn’t brought a map either, which added to the almost epic failure.


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  1. Thank you!!!

    Beautiful place — difficult light!

    I’ll bring a map next time because although this was a lovely agricultural landscape, it wasn’t what I came there to see. There’s a nature reserve somewhere around there… I’ve been before, as a child. I don’t know why I put on walking shoes instead of boots. This time of year. Mr Dog should have had boots too…

  2. Oh yes… some of the carvings remind me of the white horse:

    Prehistoric White Horse on the Hill Oxfordshire

    Saturday, Apr 24, 2010, 9:00 AM

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    A visit to the 3,000 year old Uffington White Horse figure, carved out of an ancient hillside in Oxfordshire. N.B edit – I’ve changed the route slightly because of the pub lunch serving times… so that we start in Longcot, on to Uffington for 1pm lunch at the pub, then circular around Woolstone finishing at Uffington again about 6.30pm. Check out …

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    It must be exciting to live around that stuff… a constant reminder of ancient civilizations.

  3. Wow! That’s a magnificent horse! Interesting how modern it looks; it could have been painted by Picasso.

    Yes, very. Sadly it’s a bit tricky to get to these places, because public transportation is… well, with these rural places transportation is difficult without a car. Perfect places for dog walking otherwise. It’s very nice, this kind of traditional rural landscape. Plus, of course, the old artifacts to look at, which gives a certain atmosphere.

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