Wisbech, Fenland

For those of you who’ve never been to England, the Fenlands are lands that over the last 1000 years were recovered from the sea. Marshes that have been drained out and flooded and drained out again.
I’ve recently started reading “Waterland” by Graham Swift and the Fenlands are prominent through the narrative. They are presented like dark places, where people do not live like the rest of us, in a way secluded to a land that is unwelcoming.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I’ve been to Wisbech and it’s a lovely town. Full of the usual Paki, Polish and Russians having a bit of Vodka at mid-day to loosen the tongues and let the stories roll. Not many English there, by the looks of it.

Being fascinated with ruins, I went about to the local churches, took loads of photos and well… here they are!
PS: there’s also a self-shot in there so be gentle with the comments.

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1 Comment

  1. That sounds like a book I would really enjoy. I love stuff like that, about how lands have been shaped and changed over time but remnants of the original area are still there. Lovely photos!

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