Thursday, 7 August 2014

A visit to Canterbury

Penny gets on very well with my friend Wendy, who gets on very well with Penny! Wendy had expressed a desire to visit Canterbury to see Penny's flat and for Penny to show her around. So we got out the diaries and on Saturday we made it happen!

I drove us down there, we parked up at Penny's flat, gave Wendy the 'grand tour' and then walked into the City centre.

Penny had made a wonderful sausage and egg pie (gala pie), followed by her special triple chocolate mega muffins! We sat by the river in Westgate Gardens and soaked up the sun and enjoyed the food.

Then Penny took us on a tour round to the Cathedral.
 These were taken standing on a bridge near the Marlowe Theatre, looking from one side and then the other.
This mask was outside the theatre.
And this photo, with Wendy in, puts the size of the mask into perspective.
Penny and Wendy on a different bridge!
The Cathedral. A view I will never tire of. I must have taken this shot at least a dozen times in the past year!
A shot of the cloisters - the light was coming in beautifully.
Leaving the Cathedral grounds on our way back to the flat to collect the car.
It was a really lovely day out and I am pleased to say that Wendy thoroughly enjoyed herself!

And writing all of this reminded me that I haven't shared any stories or photos (apart from the Scavenger Hunt ones) of our trip to Crete this year! I will remedy that soon.


scrappyjacky said...

My daughter was at Canterbury's one of my favourite towns.

Sian said...

It's such a pretty place and it must be good fun to be shown round by someone who knows it well

Karen said...

What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing the photos for those of us unlikely to visit anytime soon!

Beverly said...

The views from the bridge look so peaceful. The mask is amazing and the picture you captured of the cloisters is gorgeous. So nice when our friends form connections with the people dearest to us.

alexa said...

So many lovely photos, Becky, both of places and people. I especially like the sense of peace in the cloisters and the ones of the water too. But my attention was really drawn by the size of that mask - wonderful!

Melissa said...

It looks like a FUN day! That photo at the cathedral with the cloisters is my favorite - such a great shot!

S said...

Really nice snaps - especially like the arched walkway.

Ruth said...

I love Canterbury, although I haven't been for a number of years. And a random fact ~ I had my belly button pierced in Canterbury!

Sandra said...

Canterbury is such a lovely place, and looks like you all had a great time

Anonymous said...

I love the 2 pictures from the bridge. It looks so nice and peaceful!