Hawkshead is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, England. The township of Hawkshead was originally owned by the monks of Furness Abbey. Hawkshead grew to be an important wool market in medieval times and later as a market town after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1532. It was granted its first market charter by King James I in 1608.
St Michaels and All Angels Parish Church and Cemetery overlooks the town of Hawkshead.
Church Overlooking Hawkshead
A quaint village in the rural setting of the Lake District, England
A Quaint Village in the Lake District
A brief breath of life came back to Henry River Mill Village in 2012 by way of fame and fortune—Hollywood thought the run-down village would serve as the perfect setting for the post-apocalyptic dystopia District 12 featured in the film The Hunger Games. The town was featured in several scenes including the house below that served as the home of Katniss Everdeen.
Hunger Games Fame
The residential area of the Henry River Mill Village consisted of approximately 35 small worker’s cottages. Twenty-one are still standing today. These 1-1/2 story duplex houses were laid out along the steep contours of the river’s northern bank. The workers lived in two-family boarding houses or workers’ cottages built by the company, which were leased at nominal fees.
Built on a Slope
A Two Family Home
Henry River is an example of history that seems so distant, yet it can still be seen, touched and heard with our own eyes and ears.
Built as a planned community, the village was a self-contained complex with its own mill, dam, water and fire-protection systems, and company store. In later years the village gained amenities such as walkways, terraced green spaces, and field stone retaining walls.
Homes from a Different Era
Children at the Embera Indian Village, Panama in the middle of negotiations at an early age!
Negotiations at an Early Age
A cruise on the Chagres River to visit an Embera tribal village. The Embera people, also known in the historical literature as the Chocó or Katío Indians are an indigenous people of Panama and Colombia. The Embera inhabit the rainforests of Panama.
A Hidden Embera Village