Visiting my Dad's childhood home. On Lonsdale Road, Hammersmith, England - on my first trip to the U.K. - May, 1987.
The studio at Ridge Farm, Surrey, England. (May, 1987)
Ridge Farm, Surrey, England. The first night at Ridge Farm, I ignored everyone's advice to stay up and went to sleep at 7 pm, then woke up at 4am each day.
Producer Michael Baker at Ridge Farm, hard at work.
Engineer Doug Grama at our soon-traditional Ridge Farm pre-dinner soccer game.
Co-producer Axel Kroell at after-dinner billiards.
Daily activities at Ridge Farm included driving into trees....
Many long walks. Grayson amuses himself by wading through the knee-deep wet grass of English fields.
Fellow Ridge Farm residents. (left to right) Graeme Clark & Marti Pellow of the Scottish band Wet, Wet, Wet recorded at night while I recorded in the mornings.
Master cooks Fiona & Laura kindly indulge my salad habits...
I see Welsh horses from the train - crossing the border from England into Wales.
Aberystwyth, Wales. Waking to Welsh-speaking roofers.
Aberystwyth, Wales, land of my fathers, overlooking Cardigan Bay. That big hill in the distance is called Pen Dinas.
..past Aberystwyth Castle....
Walking to Pen Dinas.
On Pen Dinas, Aberystwyth, Wales - sacred hills....
Down the coast to Aberaeron, where my grandfather was born.
The streets of Aberaeron.
Don't tell this Welshman to put out his cigarette! (Aberaeron)
It's back to England and fields full of rabbitts.....
"out on the rainy streets of london..."
A side trip over to Brighton......
Bath - where my mother's father, Dr. Frank Rawlinson, was born.
The Georgian houses of Bath..
The day before I left for the States, I came across this fawn in the fields behind the main house.
Signing the guestbook at Ridge Farm.