Monday, 10 January 2011

253/365 A short trip to Marlborough

(or Maulbra, as pronounced by the natives - rather a posh lot)
As it was nice and sunny, for a pleasant change, we decided on a short trip out by car. Marlborough is about 10 miles from home and up till now we've only ever just passed through it, so this time we parked up and had a walk along the High Street. It was pleasant enough, but we are spoilt with Devizes so Marlborough High Street left me distinctly unimpressed. As per usual on our outings, we managed to find a nice pub, The Sun, right at the far end of the High Street in the shadow of the rather dominating church. We were the only customers at the time, so able to bag a nice warm spot next to the fire.

I liked the look of this ancient leather and wood chair, very interesting.

On the way home we stopped at Overton Hill, on the outskirts of Avebury, where we saw these burial mounds.


The syders said...

Oh Joy...Avebury is one of my fav places! I studied the stones, silbury hill & west kennet long barrow at university...facinating stuff and a magical place! xxx

joy said...

s'funny, its right on our doorstep, we know its all there, but in 2 years haven't yet had a chance to visit and mug up on it. roll on rog's retirement, later this year - we hope.

Chrissy said...

Nice pictures

kenny said...

these are super! are you over on wordpress also? anyway, thanks!