A Day in Chester
The most quiet day in UK was the one when I visited Chester with my friends. I really wanted to visit it (the wedding was somewhere near the city) and the day was excellent for this.
We left the house relaxed and we arrived just in time for Midsummer Watch Parade. It is one of the oldest British traditions but also pretty disputed. It was mentioned the first time in 1397 as „a parade” in the city annals, it was cancelled several times since, some disgraceful characters were removed from the parade and, eventually, the tradition has been revived in 1995.
This year I could see the giants, the angales and demons, the ships, the crows and even Cupid that threw an arrow towards me. He was thrilled to hear that we came from Romania. He said that he’d like to visit us also. Maybe he will bring another arrow, just in case the first one doesn’t have an effect.
We walked a little on the streets and, even it was full of people, you could feel the city’s stillness. We left behind the main street, where the parade was happening, and then I could see the empty streets. Far away from all that racket, people were laying in the grass, some were admiring the view standing on a bench or simply taking care of their daily chores.