Apologies for appalling cliche!
You may have seen in the news about the evacuated village of Imber in the middle of Salisbury Plain being open this Easter weekend - we've never been organised enough to visit in time, but yesterday we were!
As were many other people - although it was busy, it was still amazing to wander through streets that used to be part of a living, breathing village, prior to 1943 when the MOD said 'ta-ta' to the residents. Visiting St Giles church (lovingly restored a few years ago) was touching - some of the graves surrounding it are relatively recent, as the people living there in the 40s pass on. And the headstones on the older graves, all wonky due to mole activity, were covered in a beautiful collage of lichens. A testament to the excellent air quality (comes from being in the middle of nowhere!)