Friday, 13 September 2019

Five Around Durham City

Hello

Thanks for popping in.

Yesterday we visited Durham Cathedral and for my five this week, we'll have a look around the City.

1.  Colourful Umbrellas



2. Market Square and old streets

Statue of Neptune

Statue of Durham Light Infantry soldier

Statue of Lord Londonderry by Raphael Monti - a landowner, coalmine developer and founder of Seaham Harbour




3. Beautiful River Wear walks






4. Unusual sights!


The back of the Storyteller's chair near Prebend Bridge

Serpent bench

5.  Durham Lumiere Festival takes place between 14th-17th November 2019 when many artworks, like this silver heron by the river, and buildings will be lit up. Have a look here for the 2017 gallery.  It looks amazing but too far away for me.



I hope you have a brilliant weekend.

Cheerio


10 comments:

  1. I love the umbrellas particularly. Such a simple idea but so cheering. I remember seeing the same idea in Italy and Quebec City. Have a good weekend. B x

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    1. It's nice to see a bit of colour around the place and also quite handy if it rains while you're shopping! x

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  2. It's a while since we were in Durham staying with a friend, but it seems like yesterday when I look at your photos. They remind me of those walks that we took around the streets and by the river. It's a beautiful city. Love the street of umbrellas and the photo looking down from the bridge at the boats.

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    1. It's a magical place with the river winding round it, with the wooded banks and pretty twisty streets. I'm glad the post brought back some goods memories for you.

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  3. The umbrellas really do draw your eye, they are amazing. A lovely post.

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    1. Can you imagine them if one of those storms came over though!

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  4. I remember going on a residential trip to Northumberland with school forty years ago and we visited Durham on the way home. I have vivid memories of the cathedral but I don't remember much of the city itself. It looks like it has a lot to offer though, perhaps somewhere to put on my list of places to go.

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    1. With the wooded hill and the river winding around, it feels a very romantic place and definitely worth the trip.

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  5. Those umbrellas are wonderful, I saw some like this in Caernavon a couple of years ago. So effective. When we visited in June this year the old market place was cordoned off and a big television was in place for the cricket. I remember walking down those steps:)

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    1. I thought you might be putting a few photos on your blog but perhaps we have that joy to come! It's such a beautiful place, especially on a sunny day - no need for any umbrellas at all! 😊

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