I visited the village of St Albans on a late summer day, and coincidentally it turned out to the day the locals celebrate the heritage of their little village, which is a half hour train ride from London. In days long gone, this was a over-night-stop for the carriages going to and from London. Today it's a bedroom community for commuters.
The clock tower that dominates the center of the village was built in the 15th century and nearly demolished in the 18th. I'm glad they renovated it rather than taking the easy way out as it's apparently one of the only ones of that vintage that survives in Britain.
On the day that I visited St Albans, admission to climb the tower was free but as you can see there was a crowd and I never got the chance to see the village from up high! Still, I loved the scale the crowds of people waiting their turn gives this picture of that old medieval tower.
September 12th, 2013
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