Monday, March 11, 2013

Oct 2012: a lovely garden in the Bard’s village #3

We headed out to Shakespeare's house

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quite a lot of excavations are happening around here.

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And we have the council building on the other side, a place to which we will repair to anon

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Beautiful greenery

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an ivy covered well

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we head into the lovely garden

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grape vines

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Baba is happy trundling around the garden.  

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very nice

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and a little bower covered with shrubbery

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  the garden is full of lovely symbolic sculptures from the bard’s plays

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Diya playing at being an archaeologist

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that looks sad…lol

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A lovely little nook with a set of lovely sculptures. 

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Ma’s knees started to give way…so resting away

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Baba joins her

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Mamma also resting in the little bower

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the girls trying out some of the old antique clothing

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heh. that’s me, btw

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We move into the guild chapel

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frankly, its a bit manky…bleah

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head back out to the road

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An old college…

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hmmm, an interesting juxtaposition.. nice knocker :P

We reach Hall’s Croft, the chap who married Shakespeare's daughter.

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It has been very lovingly maintained

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Hmmm, ok….

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an old medicine text

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The surgery

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And then the kitchen

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with a giant fireplace with some equipment which is difficult to put a name to..

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that is one uncomfortable seat

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exquisite glasswork

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an old style crib…

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a fake fireplace but still fascinating to see how they managed these

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one thing which I cannot get over is how small the beds used to be.

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and then the loo..

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pretty swish cutlery and dining room set, eh? why not? he was a doctor and was fairly wealthy

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silver and furniture and clothes and and and..

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another bedroom

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I have to admit, those head wimples make them look very silly.

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Ma sunning herself in the October sunlight

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Diya running around in the garden.

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some lovely plants at the base of this tree.

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Mum leaning against the house

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you can see how ancient the house is, the beams are wood and then the space between is filled with bricks, stones, limestone and stuff.

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and the house is supported by these giant jacks, i presume to stop it sinking around the ears..

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