Monday, October 18, 2010

Week #41 Alnwyck and Eyemouth

Thos week we drove down to Alnwyck, a pretty market town in Northumberland.
It was a walk of many parts:
Firstly, a visit to Barter Books, the largest 2nd hand bookshop in the UK,
housed in the old Alnwyck railway station-a bookshop of great character.

Not my best shots; note to self- check that the auto focus is switched on!

Then a walk through the town. It was market day.
It's a very small market, but added a splash of colour to an otherwise grey day.

As did a walk into the woods around the castle:
On the way home we drove into Eyemouth.
The harbour is very much a working harbour, full of the paraphenalia of fishing fleets.
There is a maritime museum on the dock, with an old chinese junk.
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Week #40 Aberdeen

This weekend we went to visit Emily at Aberdeen University. We were blessed with a gorgeous, sunny autmunal day.
Aberdeen Uni is very old with parts dating from the 15th century. There was a wedding at King's Chapel,within the university grounds. Only ex students and staff are able to be married there.
The stained glass is inside the chapel, and the other photos are within one of the university buildings.
On the way back we stopped at Dunottar Castle.
It is such a dramatic setting on a rocky outcrop overlooking the North Sea.
My favourite photo of the day is the one of the hay bale.
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