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~Behind Closed Doors: Henley-on-Thames~

What's up guys and gals?! I've just started my six week trip around the UK, and thought this was the perfect opportunity to launch a new little series of posts on my blog! Every time I go somewhere new, I take photos of all of the interesting doors I find. I've always found that a door is a fantastic indication of the mood of a place. Whether it be cheerful, quirky, solemn, or imposing, a door can give you a quick glimpse at the lives that go on behind it. My first stop on my travels, and the subject of my first post, is the quaint riverside village of Henley-on-Thames. It is here where every year the Royal Regatta takes place, pitting elite rowing teams against each other to compete for the title. The week the regatta takes place, the towns population explodes from 12,000 to over 200,000, pushing the town's infrastructure to its' breaking point. However, as one barkeep told me, there are no complaints from shopkeepers and pub owners, as some companies make up to 25% of their yearly income on that week alone! One way or another, I'll definitely have to put the spectacle on my list of things to do the next time I'm in town!

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