Wednesday, April 4, 2018

UK ~ Wordsworth's Lakeland - Grasmere - Lake District National Park - UNESCO ~

... Lovely views of the village of Grasmere... I love postcard of places connected with famous people... it is international important for being a centre for Wordsworth heritage, based on the several houses in the parish in which the greatest of the Romantic poets William Wordsworth lived and where he is buried... Spring is the best time to visit one of the most popular destinations in the Lake District National Park... it was while walking to Grasmere from Pooley Bridge on 15 April 1802 that William(1770-1850) and Dorothy Wordsworth first saw the daffodils along the shore of Ullswater which inspired his most famous poem... Thanks so much Andene!!(✿◠‿◠) (the daffodils are also blooming beautifully in my garden now🌾)

Grasmere village is a village in the centre of the English Lake District. It takes its name from the adjacent lake, and has associations with the Lake Poets. The poet William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere for 14 years, described it as "the loveliest spot that man hath ever found."

The Lake Poets were a group of English poets who all lived in the Lake District of England, at the turn of the 19thC. As a group, they followed no single "school" of thought or literary practice then known. They were named, only to be uniformly disparaged, by the Edinburgh Review. They are considered part of the Romantic Movement. The three main figures of what has become known as the Lakes School were William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey.

The English Lake District became a UNESCO WHS in 2017.


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