Sunday, 26 August 2012

Sunday In The City

Hello Lovlies, hope you are all well - and if you're in the UK that you're making the most of the Bank Holiday Weekend?
Today has been the best day weather wise - fresh and bright with scudding clouds
We decided yesterday we fancied a little trip to Winchester, it's about 40 minutes from us in the car through picturesque villages along the A31 - Austen Country!!
We started our walk along the River Itchen.  It was extremely high and fast flowing today

Around the walls of the City

I still find it hard to believe that this wall stood in Medieval times - think of all the people who have walked past it, touched it - simply amazing - I LoVe history.

Past Wolversley Castle and a sneaky peek in through the Bishop of Winchester's front gate

Winchester College

Fabulous ancient doorways......

.........and arches

Until we reached The Cathedral - stunning architecture!

What a window!!!

If you would like to read more about the Cathedral and its amazing history (15 centuries worth) pop over to its website

 And there was still lots of colourful Olympic bunting fluttering in the breeze

I've also managed lots of crocheting over the weekend - Yay!! but I shall save pictures of that until Tuesday.


  1. Dear Victoria
    Lovely photos of a lovely city. I have only visited once, but the Cathedral left a big impression on me.
    Best wishes

  2. Hello Victoria!
    Great post, thanks for taking us there!
    It looks like you had a great time!
    Have a nice new week! :)

  3. Sometimes it's good to just stand and look up, you might get some funny looks but you see some great architecture! Ada :)

  4. Thank you for a wonderful tour. I enjoy walking through the UK with my blogging sisters. The more I see of your lovely country, the more I love it.
    Thank you for sharing, Connie :)

  5. Great pics, I love historic cities.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing these! I love history and I'm looking forward to exploring England again some day

  7. What a beautiful city, it felt like I was there with you.

  8. Thanks for taking us on the trip. Really beautiful.
    Maybe next visit.

  9. Isn't it a gorgeous city? I love living in Winchester and one day I shall live even closer to all these magnificent buildings again. We are living south of the city now, but still in Winchester. :) love your pictures. Xx

  10. How inspiring! I want to write a story of my own now!


  11. Thanks for the lovely tour!

  12. Lovely pics victoria, I must admit I usually drive past Winchester without stopping, on the way to somewhere else! I fancy a trip to the Christmas market though...Did visit a few years ago and loved the Cathedral. Hope you're enjoying the w/end. xx

  13. Great post - I've never been there before but the cathedral looks amazing! Love the picture of the arches.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  14. Beautiful photos. You live in a very beautiful country....You would never see anything like that least I haven't here in Louisiana! Thanks for sharing,Shari ")

  15. Hello. Really nice pictures,lovely place .
    I will get in touch soon to find out what you like and what you don't so swapping can start lol. Or just drop me an email xxxx
    Aija :-)

  16. It looks like a beautiful city. Sorry to see the weather was not fine. We had lots of rain in Holland too!

    Have a lovely new week.

    Madelief x

  17. Hello my lovely! Great pictures! In England one has to make the most of every, wind, rain or shine! I do love living in the UK, with architecture like this it is so beautiful and charming! Thanks for sharing! Tania ♥

  18. So much history in your area! Love your photos...hugs.

  19. Hey, I have an award for you!

  20. Hello! I used to live in Winchester - lovely to see it again in your lovely photos!

    I crochet too so I'm looking forward to seeing your shawl finished!

    Nice to find your blog :-)

  21. I love that part of the country - fabulous pictures.

    Nina x