It’s been a busy time here recently, as these photos of some of the places we’ve visited show:
We’ve been away visiting family. We stayed at Marlow in Buckinghamshire. The photo below shows the Marlow Bridge – a road and footbridge across the River Thames. The original crossing probably dates back to 1309. The current suspension bridge was built 1829 and 1832 and was restored in 1956-7.
There were the usual boats, ducks and swans but we were surprised to see this driving up the Thames:
We had a flying visit to Eton and Windsor, not far from Marlow. We had lunch at the 300 year old George Inn at Eton on one side of the Thames:
and then we crossed the bridge into Windsor for a quick look at Windsor Castle:
Other trips out were to Silverstone in Northamptonshire where our nephew has a hospitality suite and we watched the practice for the British MotoGP. His suite, located right over the pit lane, has fantastic views over the start/finish straight.
And then we were off to Coventry to see our other nephew’s show The Prodigals (he’s the musical supervisor/director). Before the show we managed to go to Coventry Cathedral, but only to see the outside as it was near to closing time for the Cathedral and opening time for the show. The photo below shows the entrance to the Cathedral through the huge Screen of Saints and Angels, with a reflection of the ruins of the old Cathedral:
and finally the next photo shows the enormous bronze statues, designed by Sir Jacob Epstein, of St Michael defeating the Devil:
I’ve got more photos – plenty for several Saturday Snapshot posts!
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