Monday, September 23, 2013

Stratford-Upon-Avon and York

On the first day of our tour, we went through Stratford-Upon-Avon and York.  Our first stop was to Shakespeare's Birthplace.  This was the house he grew up in.

There was a giant mulberry tree outside of his house.  I had never seen these before, so I took a picture.  I regret not trying one when it was offered to me.

Shakespeare's father was a glove-maker.  Some of these are originals.

A rose by any other name, would still smell as sweet.

One of The Bard's lesser-known works.

It pretty much rained the entire time we were in York.  This is one of my favorite pictures of the city.  

York Minster, which has some of the most beautiful bells I have ever heard.

Guy Fawkes birthplace.  
Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

The Shambles, an old street that dates back to the 14th century.  

Even the souvenir shops were adorable here.

The buildings were so old they were crooked.

This street performer was a real trooper, staying outside through the torrential downpour.

There was a pub on every corner, and they had the cutest names.

The York City Walls, used to defend the city in ancient times.


Mandy Crandell said...

Wonderful photos!

Heather said...

How awesome! I would love to visit Shakespeare's birthplace!

SizzleandZoom said...

Your photography is spot on. Great shots. Feel like I'm there-except for the rain.

amy b.s. said...

how amazing. visiting shakespeare's birthplace is definitely on my list of things to do someday. so cool!

JenTea said...

omg omg omg. seriously, i love all things UK and have been on a few past trips in the past few years. Your pictures are making me want to go again! I love all of your blogs, especially the newest one on scotland since I've never been :( Just beautiful photos all around! :) I need to update my blog with my photos!

Jen xx

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