I was so excited to see the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Avengers: Age of Ultron I think I squeed a little too loud for a theater (I’m sure someone wondered why the crazy lady was so excited about such a quiet part of the movie).
I spent about two weeks staying in the nearby Constable Terrace in 1996. I’m sad now that I never found time to actually go inside the gallery, but I did spend some time wandering around the grounds.
There aren’t actually any mountains in the background like there are in the movie, just more buildings on the University of East Anglia campus. I did like the idea of that view, though.
In reality if you look in the other direction, there is a lake and some nice trees nearby (and beyond the trees, my happy place!). It really is a pretty campus and I loved wandering around there during my stay.
Jane Austen’s House Museum posted this picture of Jane’s garden yesterday. I don’t think it’s too much to aim at making my backyard look similar. I’m not really hooked on the hedges, but those deep flower borders make me sigh.
The photo reminds me that when I visited England in 1996, this garden was one of the places that made me wish I had more time to just sit and soak it all in. Here are few pictures of the garden I took then:
Lunch in the garden
Gate in the hedge
Jane’s house from the garden
You can find more pictures of the house in my Flickr account.