A Room With a View

by | Sep 18, 2016

I love a good view. However my idea of a great view isn’t necessarily the same as yours. I like small views, on the whole panoramas leave me cold (exceptions being views over a city where you can pick out landmarks). OK so you can see lots of fields and maybe some hills in the distance, even three counties apparently. So what!

The views I love are small views, just one hill and some trees, maybe an attractive building and sky. The view from my bedroom window is just such a view. Small, looking over the medieval roofs, gardens, and two beautiful copper beeches.

Salisbury is built on a medieval grid system (eat your heart out New York) known as chequers. Our house is on one of these chequers, the only one left that  has all four sides intact and still has gardens in the middle. So here we are in the middle of the city with bird song and butterflies – what’s not to love?

One of the things I find really special about this view is the way the light changes during the day. On the whole winter and spring light is most magical, both at dawn and sunset when often the whole vista seems to light up. Which is your favourite of the pics I have posted below?


All the photos were taken with my iPhone, some were enhanced with a painterly effect using the Brushstrokes app.

I’d love to hear what you think constitutes a good view

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