Taking a few steps more into town, me and the hubby stumbled upon the Abby. Here's some info if you want to learn more. http://www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk/sebc/play/abbeygardens.cfm I'm not good at being a historian. I'd rather teach with pictures. But anywho, walking around the Abby today made me gush absolute Awe. I had to take a moment to soak in the idea that, "whoa, this is my hood, my town, my home."
See? It's pretty Badass. Or at least I think so.
One more thing. Despite the fact that we live in a little conservative town where the slightest pink hair highlight may cause an uproar of criticism, it doesn't stop individuals be an individual. I saw this couple at the Abby gardens meditating under a tree. I felt a little touch of SF and Berkeley after seeing them.