Saturday, 5 November 2011

My Cultured Day Out

Living in the centre of Southampton without a car and without much of a reason to leave, I barely get out of the city.
So when I got the chance to go to Winchester for the day I jumped at it. It felt like I was a child on a school trip - a little bit bored by educative walking tours but just being excited to get out of the classroom.
With all its quaint streets, small tutor buildings and stunning Cathedral, Winchester makes for one very photo-genic city.
So this is my cultured day out in photos…

Winchester Cathedral in some lovely autumn sunshine.

 Somewhere in the middle of the busy high street there's a little door which leads into this beautiful, hidden church.
It was such an unexpected find, but with its big stained glass windows and wooden archways it was a good one
for a few pictures. Even one of the younger sister posing by the pews thrown in there too.

River Itchen running between the city's quaint and old buildings.

You can't go to Winchester and not see the very thing that makes it famous: King Arthur's
Round Table in The Great Hall.
With more of those stained glass windows and arches, it has a really medieval feel. You have expect some knights
to walk into the room and join you.

And saving the best to last; Winchester's ducks! They were easily the healthiest and happiest looking
ducks I've ever seen. And they were hilarious to watch, they would paddle upstream, then stop and let
themselves flow back down again just for fun. Amazing!

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