We have loved the series Victoria, so on our recent UK trip we took a ferry to the Isle of Wight to see Osborne, the vacation home designed by Albert and used by Victoria until her death. After returning home we watched Victoria and Abdul for the first time and appreciated seeing the Durbar wing of Osborne. I also watched The Imitation Game flying to and from our trip as we knew this time we were finally going to take a day trip to Bletchley Park which was riveting. I’m reading the Rose Code since returning.
On a lighter note, we took the bus to one of our favorite Thames River walk areas, Richmond to Twickenham and again saw the places near Richmond Green that are now used as shoot locations for the TV series, Ted Lasso.
We also started watching a wonderful Danish series, set in pre war coastal Denmark, called Seaside Hotel. Based on our love of that series and the recommendation of a friend, we booked a two night stay, with half board, at an old coastal hotel on Knoll Beach, Studland near Poole, UK and loved the experience.
Some years our travel is more influenced by history, books and movies and this summer was just perfect.