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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jane Austen Festival 2014 - the Report - part 2

Well on the 2nd day after having the B&B owner take out photo and catching the bis into town we stopped for lunch at the Georgian Tea Rooms. Where there was a live pianist.

The cake was so yummy it dissapeared before I could take a photo! lol!
Then we strolled over to the Holbourne Museum for the tour we had pleanty of time so had a nose around. Then realised I had left tickets back at the B&B. So we rushed back to the TIC to ask if we could get replacement tickets. The 'box office' was closed but the lady in the shop phoned up and found out that our names were on the list so it would be ok. So we then had to rush back to the museum. Phew!
The lady giving the tour on the 'pleasure gardens' was very informative and it was nice that she had dressed up.

 Lots of standing on bridges....
 One of the views...
...and vistas.
 We walked beside the canal. The building on top has a hatch so they could drop stuff onto boats coming past.
 We were shown the old 'grotto' that may have been part of the maze at sydney gardens...

 Under the bridge...
 We saw a few canal boats too.

 some more of the archetechture...
 then we took a windy walk back to the river and pultney bridge.
 And the tour ended at the parade gardens.

1 comment:

  1. That was a lovely walking tour. Had lots of fun too! Great to see it again, as I didn't take enough pictures!