Monday, 28 May 2018

Woking

Hello

Thanks for popping in.

Arriving at the station for a trip to Reading, not only had the timetable changed meaning a delay of 15 minutes but the train had been cancelled as well.  Bother! A quick change of platform saw us heading to Woking instead. 

Back in 2015, I wrote a few posts about Woking, here's one, and on our recent visit, it was quite a surprise to see the place covered in building works, yet another town that will look great when it's all finished.  Even the canal was undergoing a spot of maintenance and looked a bit murky on a cloudy day.


In contrast, the bright and airy foyer of the World Wildlife Fund Headquarters nearby in one of the greenest buildings of the UK, has wooden zones representing different environments around the world featuring films that bring nature to life.  You can just wander in and have a look with open days held from time to time where you can see more.




Woking was home to Science Fiction Author H. G. Wells who moved there in 1895, writing The War of the Worlds, the Invisible Man and  The Wheels of Chance there, taking inspiration from the town for his fictional destruction of people and places by the martians in his books.  There are a number of sculptures and other references to Wells around the town.


Dotted around the shopping centre are other pieces of public art.




The place to visit if you want more art is the Lightbox.  Here's my previous post on this great place and we'll pop in to see what's there next time.

Cheerio

6 comments:

  1. Love to catch up with your fabulous visits here there and everywhere. You certainly live in the centre of things. B x

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    1. Thanks Barbara, we're very lucky to have so many lovely places nearby which I appreciate more and more now I'm not working. They were always there but I was too busy to notice! x

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  2. Daniel lives in Woking so I shall make a note of these places for the next time we visit.

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    1. The centre is full of builders at the moment but I expect if will be so much better when its finished. Daniel is well placed to get to London and Guildford isn't he.

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  3. It looks an interesting place and nice to know about the H G Wells Connection:)

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    1. There's something different round every corner!

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