English-speaking world

November 01, 2014


With its rolling meadows, narrow lanes and remote thatched cottages, Devon has long been idealized as a vision of preindustrial, "authentic" England. But while many of its cosy, gentrified villages are inhabited largely by retired folk and urban refuges, having little common with its county's strong agricultural, mercantile and maritime traditions, at least the stereotyped image has helped to preserve the countryside and coast in the undeveloped condition for which they are famous, and the county offers an abundance of genuine tranquillity, from moorland villages to quiet coves on the spectacular coastline.

Postcrossing postcardGB-174366


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  2. Dość długo podróżowała. Ale mapka świetna! :)