Hello there! This is a continuation of our walk on Sunday. I took far too many photos, as usual! Better to split it into two posts! We were in Winchester having completed our walk along the River Itchen.
My eye was drawn to this stone sculpture and I have to admit that my first thought was - what an ugly baby! The proportions are all wrong - look at those massive hands and the face is that of an ageing bald bloke not a child!
As we were walking past the house where Jane Austen spent her last days the OH said, "Get a photo of that dog - it's a good photo opportunity!" He's getting into this camera lark - only slightly, mind you. I know that at times he gets frustrated as I take too long!
And then we walked past another window. This terrier went absolutely berserk when he saw George. He was snarling and baring his teeth. Poor George, he began to quake!
There are many fascinating buildings in Winchester and we will have to come back another day.
KP discovered a lollipop in her sleeveless jacket. How long it had been there, who knows - she decided to eat it anyway!
We found a job for George!
We walked around the outside of the Cathedral.
And sat awhile resting out tired feet.
We saw that bollards had been decorated.
KP had done an art project at school and so was able to identify this as a copy of the work of Magritte. She liked the fact that the top of the bollard resembled a bowler hat which complimented the art.
A take on Toulouse-Lautrec.
We came across something akin to street art but not a patch on what we see in Brick Lane and Shoreditch.
The Guildhall clock tower.
The statue of King Alfred - who burnt the cakes!
And finally, the oldest building in Winchester.
There we have it, our tour of Winchester. We had to stop and shop in White Stuff - I got myself a scarf and KP went into a shop called Tinc and bought a pen, pencil and some tortoise shaped erasers. I think that she has that stationary bug that I have!
Until next time,