We went to Winchester today to meet Phil's brother and wife for coffee/ hot chocolate. They live in Sussex but were having a few days break in a Hotel in Hampshire.
Phil and I love Winchester and wouldn't mind moving there when Phil retires in a few years.
You can click on each collage and see it in a larger size!.
We got there quite early so went for a walk round and took some photographs, enjoy!!
Inside the Great Hall is the King Arthurs Round Table
Two enormous stainless steel gates, designed by Antony Robinson to commemorate the Royal Wedding Charles and Diana in 1981.( Look closely and you will see the C and D 1981)
Bronze Statue of Queen Victoria
Commissioned bronze in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
(The bronze sculpture is six feet in diameter. The bas-relief portrait projects approximately nine inches from the background and The Queen is shown wearing a necklace and diamond tiara. The surround for the bronze is a representation of the Hampshire Rose which provides an informal frame to Her Majesty’s face)
On leaving the Great Hall we went to the Westgate Museum, we went onto the roof. As you can see the doorway was quite small especially for Phil 6 ft tall!!
great view of Winchester from up there
Walking back to the main road we saw this lovely sculpture of Horse and rider by Elizabeth Frink
A walk around the main road, we went passed the Town Hall, the Statue of King Alfred:-
and the wonderful Alms-house's.
It was a lovely day although dull and wet weather.
Looking forward to visiting there again soon and walking along the Water Meadows.
If you are ever in the area:-
Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness ...
Follow in the footsteps of John Keats as you discover the landscape that inspired his sensuous ode "To Autumn"
Winchester's charms have changed little since Keats stayed there in 1819: the medieval buildings are still 'mixed up with trees', the waters of the Itchen still 'most beautifully clear' and mists rise from the river in the early mornings and late afternoons of autumn.
Step out on Keats walk and retrace the path of the poet's daily walk through the cathedral close and the water meadows - the inspiration for his famous poem.
There is so much to see and do, so much History in Winchester!!
I am joining Mary at Dear Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Pop over there and see other collages/ mosaics from Bloggers all over the world!!