Archive for July, 2010

Village of Ecton, England

A recent business trip brought me to Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom.  I stayed at a smaller hotel just outside the village of Ecton where I wandered on Saturday to do a bit of exploring.  Most of the community was hidden from view behind high walls, but adjacent to the hotel was a small playground with a forgotten memorial.  I walked the village’s main street for about ten minutes and found myself at the end of the community, standing literally between two fields of penned sheep.  That was where I found the old oak tree with roots forbidden to take full grasp of the hardened ground.

The old church cemetery held a number of nearly ancient headstones, many of which were tilted fore or aft.  There didn’t appear to be any rhyme or reason as to where or how people were buried.  A little further down the road I found the ‘Wisteria House’ which had a wisteria tree growing up and into the wall of the structure, only to protrude from the front facade of the building once again.  I do wish I had more time to spend in the area taking photographs, but this was after all a business trip so I captured what I could while I was there.


Morning Appointment