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South West England

 

Cornwall, Land`s End  -  Click for large image !
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Torbay, in the Southwest of England, was for 2 weeks my location for learning the English language better. The bay with the three cities Torquay, Paignton and Brixham is called „the English Riviera “. Torquay is also the birthplace of Agatha Christie.
 

Paignton  -  Click for large image !  Paignton  -  Click for large image !  Paignton, Strandbad  -  Click for large image !

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On weekend I made a trip together with other students to Cornwall. It was offered by our language school. Very fascinating for me was Land`s End. The westernmost point of Great Britain (without Ireland).

With its cliff lines it is a popular lookout point, unfortunately also for many busses, too.
St.Ives is the most popular tourist place of Cornwall and also famous by  Surfing and Kiteing people and it is very fascinating to watch them.

 

Cornwall, Land`s End  -  Click for large image !  Cornwall, Land`s End  -  Click for large image !  Cornwall   -  Click for large image !

Dartmoor, Kloster  -  Click for large image !  Cornwall, St.Ives  -  Click for large image !  Cornwall  -  Click for large image !

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Also a trip to the Dartmoor national park could not be missing. Dartmoor is not only known for the “hound of Baskerville” and Edgar Wallace but also for its famous strong prison.
The wonderful meadow landscape is ideal for endlessly long walks, and you can meet more sheep and ponys like people.
The small town and villages had their own charm. It seemed for me that they are from another epoch. May be, it is typically English.

Dartmoor  -  Click for large image !  Dartmoor  -  Click for large image !  Dartmoor  -  Click for large image !

Dartmoor  -  Click for large image !  Exeter  -  Click for large image !  Torquay  -  Click for large image !

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The less than more one-hour ride with the steam railway from Paignton to Dartmouth is an attraction here and could naturally not be missing. At first the train rides along the coast and than through the gentle hill landscape of Torbay. A beautiful cosy trip.

 

Steam Railway  -  Click for large image !    Dartmouth  -  Click for large image !

 

I liked my stay here very well and the landscape in the south of England is more than beautiful. The people are very nice and helpful. But only the meal was unusual for me. Greatest servings of chips and potatoes.

 

 

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