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“EVERY TIME I SEE AN ADULT ON A BICYCLE,
I NO LONGER DESPAIR FOR THE FUTURE
OF THE HUMAN RACE”

H.G. Wells

I found this enchanting cafe in Totnes, Devon in Southern England. It felt like a little grotto of flowers and a sanctuary to sit outside and enjoy a tea amongst the flowers in this lovely little garden. It is called ‘Fat Lemons Cafe’.

Known history of Totnes begins early in the 10th century. It was then that Totnes, meaning ‘the fort or lookout on the nose or ridge of land’, was established by the Saxon kingdom of Wessex, to defend the Dart Valley from the Vikings.
It was a market and trading centre, and as a Royal Borough minted its own coins.
After the Norman conquest, Totnes was given to a knight called Judhael, who built the Castle and founded the Priory (Guilhall).
Medieval Totnes townspeople traded with France and along the English Channel and grew prosperous on wool, slates and all the produce of a rich agricultural centre.
Totnes in the 16th century became one of the 20 richest towns in the country, thanks to Dartmoor tin and the cloth trade.
Over 60 houses from this period, some with elaborately carved ceilings, remain in the main street.

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A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 9 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.

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Comments

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkover 3 years ago

    i love this photo…for the colors and for the feeling of spending time in such a wonderfully quaint and happy place….

  • thankyou so very much, I deeply appreciate your comments!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 3 years ago

    Such a gorgeous scene Charmiene. Arn’t we so lucky to have little places like this in Britain? Great work

  • thanks so much Angela!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture and colours Charmiene.

  • thanks so much Richard

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • webbie
    webbieover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture…love the bicycle…:) hugggz

  • thanks so very much Webbie!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • HELUA
    HELUAover 3 years ago

    Very nice and colourfu! Great find, Charmiene!!x

  • thankyou so very much I appreciate you!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 3 years ago

    What an awesome capture…nice and quaint little place :-)

  • thanks so very much!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 3 years ago

    Magnificent image!!

  • thanks so very much Vitta!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    lovely shot

  • thankyou so very very much!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Marie Luise  Strohmenger
    Marie Luise S...over 3 years ago

    Oh what a lovely place. Great Capture.

  • thankyou so much!!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 3 years ago

    charming, colorful, beautiful capture! xoxoxoxo

  • thankyou so much Shar xxxx

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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