We spent most our time inside the “Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew Peterborough” — that is a mouth full. However, as I look back it is these outside photos that remind me of how nice the day was.
If you click the link above you will see a list of the 10 things of note at the cathedral. For me, as a reader of historical novels since my late teens, Katherine of Aragon’s grave & Mary Queen of Scots’ former resting place were the spots I headed for first.
I have never gone up in a hot air balloon but when I was growing up a few landed in my uncle’s field. While we used Bristol England as a base for day trips by rail in August 2005 we were able to view many beautiful balloons floating through the sky. It turns out that Bristol hosts an International Balloon Fiesta each August. 2012 is their 34th year.
If there is any place where the pictures in my scrapbook fail to do justice to my memory of its beauty Wells Bishop’s Palace & Gardens is it. I also believe there have been a lot of improvements made to this attraction since my August 2005 visit.
The first time we went to Wells to visit the Cathedral we were unaware that the Bishop’s Palace & Gardens were there just around the corner. Luckily we found out about them on made a return trip to visit both. And my husband and I need to get back to Wells England again as we have yet to catch a service and hear their choir live.
Time to share another scrapbook page. I pulled a red binder off my shelf and found memories of an August 2005 trip to England. My husband was on a mission to see a number of cathedrals and while there are tons of pictures of them I enjoyed taking shots of the landscape while we traveled mile after mile on trains. These photos include some crops being harvested. I could not figure out what the crop was. If you know, or have an educated guess I am interested in learning.
I’ll be posting more pages from this particular trip in the weeks to come. Until then…
I remember this restaurant as Molly’s Balloon went it first opened. It replaced a clothing shop and at the time there were other places to eat along Hanover’s main street that I preferred. That was back in the mid 1980s. Now the other places I knew are long gone. So while making a day trip to the “Upper Valley” Molly’s is where we stop for lunch these days. It is pretty typical of a New England college town hang out, take your parents establishment. The decor is wise crack comments on wooden plagues, old back and white photos of Dartmouth doings, and other memorabilia.
So when we stopped there this past Sunday I enjoyed a house salad, a cranberry spritzer, and the 4 oz maple glazed salmon with snow peas while my husband had a house salad, a Sam Adams Pale Ale, and a cheeseburger with fries. Because I had no starch I asked if my husband wanted to share a piece of carrot cake with me. Well I am sorry to say I failed to take a photo of the carrot cake but it was a gigantic slice. We both ate all we wanted and still had about half of it left to bring home.
I am working my way through the scrap-book pages from my September 2009 trip to Scotland. Today I am sharing a couple of photos of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a photo of the 12th century abbey ruins, plus a shot of “the huge crag, which rises to a height of 822 feet above sea-level” which is part of Holyrood Park and called “Arthur’s Seat“.
Today I am once again sharing scrap-book pages from my September 2009 trip to Scotland. These pages reflect a day at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and nearby area. I remember it was real Scottish weather, rainy and cool. One of the unplanned highlights was listening to a piper outside a church and watching the people, dressed up in their finest — many a man in a kilt, walking in for a country wedding.
Over the years the way I have saved (or not saved) travel photos and mementos has changed. Today I pulled a scrapbook / album of our 2009 fall trip to Scotland and England off the shelf. At that time I noticed that I had used software to make photo collages that I then printed on regular paper. The quality and color maybe a little off but I still like the images. Here is a page from a Sunday spent in Edinburgh that includes exterior shots of St. Giles’ Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh: