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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 28, 2015: Runnymede, England




I first visited this meadow (mede) beside the River Thames in 1966, to visit one of several memorials located there.  Back then the grass was far less manicured than I found it more recently and my reason for going was just slightly older than the monument, dedicated to President Kennedy.  I found out years later that another commemoration on the site was far older, a remembrance of a day in 1215 when King John signed a document, likely on the site, limiting his power in the land.


I was walking toward London along the Thames Path when I visited more recently, having stayed the night in nearby Windsor, and paused a while to appreciate both again.  Now managed by the National Trust, read more about the site on the links below.



The Magna Carta Memorial








Find more of PortMoresby’s contributions here.





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