Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Pilgrim's place

The main street in Walsingham, Norfolk, UK

One of the places that i really wanted to visit this year was Walsingham which for centuries has been a place of pilgrimage. In the era of the Internet and digital TV, you would think that the time for people making religious journeys was long gone.. but you would be wrong.

The amount of people wishing to do a pilgrimage is a shock but not really surprising when you consider how fast we live our lives today. Many probably feel the need to escape from the pressures of modern day life. Whatever the reason, Walsingham remains a popular pilgrimage destination.

Walsingham was full of builders who were working on a big new accommodation centre for the large numbers of people wishing to stay during their pilgrimage or retreat. The sight of tanned brickies working as the nuns went about their daily business was quite strange.

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