Saturday, 6 February 2016

Reading Overflow

Hello

I must apologise for not answering your lovely messages and visiting your blogs for Five on Friday, hopefully I will do soon. Yesterday was National Heart Awareness Day and unfortunately I spent the day at the hospital being made very aware about heart issues. Fortunately the patient seems to be OK but will have to take a lot more medication. Watch out for swollen legs and check with the doctor.



Sometimes there are just too many photos to choose from for Five on Friday! Here's another selection from Reading to show you.

The ornate town hall

Peeking through the bridge at the barges

A couple of interesting buildings

Painting of Elizabeth I commissioned by Robert Dudley for the Kenilworth celebrations, artist unknown but a companion piece to one of Dudley in the National Portrait Gallery


Oscar Wilde gate

Snazzy bench

Harris Arcade packed with small quirky shops

Trooper Potts VC Memorial

Sculpture by the Kennet

A quick update on the Abbey Ruins - specialists from Cliveden Conservation, originally set up to help National Trust properties, have been in carrying out restoration tests on the walls.

Cheerio

16 comments:

  1. I love that snazzy bench - I bet it's actually more comfortable than it looks. And that sculpture by the Kennet too - just fabulous - have a lovely weekend

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    1. I should have sat on the bench, next time I go I will!

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  2. Thank you for some more Reading sights. The memorial sculpture is a new one for me, but the Oxford Road buildings I recognise. I'm sure The house on the end next to the church used to be a GP surgery many years ago and you used to go into the surgery by way of the side gate. Thanks for the update on the Abbey Ruins. Wishing the person with health problems all the best.

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    1. That's interesting, the house just looked rather from another era. Thanks she seems to be doing OK. :-)

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  3. I hooe the patient is well on the road to recovery. Thank you for showing more photos of Reading. xx

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    1. Pleasure, yes I think she's getting on OK so far :-)

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  4. Oh these are wonderful! How cool...that Oscar Wilde gate! The Trooper Potts memorial is awesome, though I'm not familiar with who he is. Great post.

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  5. Oh, dear I hope that whoever is ill will be well once the medications beging to take effect. Lovely photos of reading, a place I've never been but it is now on my list of places to visit:)

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    1. Good old NHS where would we be without it. X

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  6. Oh lovely pictures as always Karen, I hope the patient is ok! Take care lovely xx

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