Monday, 14 September 2015

Winchester Mosaic Monday

Hello everyone

How was your weekend? Good I hope.

I was lucky enough to have a trip to Winchester on Friday, a very historic city that I have already mentioned in one of my Five on Friday posts, here it is. It's packed full of interesting, beautiful and glorious places.

We particularly enjoy using the Park and Ride bus service from a car park close to the motorway which cost only £2.50 for both the car and all the passengers on the bus. Bargain!

A tootle along the River Itchen in the sunshine followed by lunch at the Cathedral Refectory was the order of the day. We always call in at the library - they call it the Discovery Centre - to see the exhibition. This time it was all about dinosaurs obviously very popular over the school holidays, then we just had to call in at the Great Hall to see the Round Table and the pretty mediaeval garden.


Top mosaic: Cathedral; King Arthur's round table made for Edward I and painted for Henry VIII; Queen Eleanor's mediaeval garden; Great Hall stained glass; King Alfred; River Cottage Restaurant in the Abbey Mill; Winchester coat of arms; King Alfred; Pews in St Lawrence Church


Bottom mosaic: buildings and gardens around the city, Queen Victoria and a display of colourful balloon dinosaur eggs at the Discovery centre.

Have a great week. Don't forget to have a look at the other mosaics organised by Judith by following the Lavender Cottage link.

Cheerio

5 comments:

  1. Hello, what a wonderful tour of Winchester. The cathedral, gardens and the stained glass windows are lovely. I love the river scene. Lovely images and mosaics. Happy Monday, have a great new week!

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  2. Gorgeous images!
    Thank you for sharing and have a lovely new week!

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  3. Oh wow! Winchester is full of old legends! Thank you for the tour!

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  4. Beautiful images, I like them all - the riverside and gardens look beautiful, hope you too have a great week:)

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  5. My kind of outing as I like medieval history. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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