Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sightseeing Day

I've just walked for hours and hours.  My hotel is near Hyde Park and the V and A and I walked all the way down to the Thames and Big Ben.  Saw lots of interesting stuff on the way including a local farmers market in Chelsea (don't know where the farmers come from around there, but what the heck, it said buy local on the sign)  Here are some of the lovely streets I walked down and some things I saw.  Including this Old English Sheepdog outside the Saachi Gallery, just quietly waiting for his owners who were inside.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Yesterday was a day in Paris, over on Eurostar at 6am, back by 9pm.  Amazing how much you can see in a day, even the Mona Lisa.   So here are some of the pictures I took in Paris.

All the buildings in the city have these lovely wrought iron balconies, so many designs and all so pretty.  Have lots of photos.

Venus di Milo at the Louvre and the wide tree lined boulevards.
Patisserie, mmmmmmm!!!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


The little church in Silsley reminded me of the church in the Vicar of Dibley, half expected Dawn French to walk in the door.  All its stained glass had been done by Morris and Co.  Full of the rich colours common to all we've seen of their work so far, especially the deep reds.  I didn't photograph them as I felt I wouldn't be able to do them justice, so bought a booklet about them.  Here are some other photos from the church and churchyard.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bibury and Tetbury

Today was very relaxed with a couple of visits, the villages of Bibury and Tetbury.  Very picturesqe towns.  Here in the Cotwolds even new homes have to be built from the local limestone and be in the correct style.  So often the only way to tell how old a building is is to check out how clean or dirty the stone work is.

These are some of the lovely cottages in Bibury and the river through the trout farm.

The village of Tetbury, a lovely market town where we had lunch