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 Post subject: Stratford upon Avon
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:08 pm 
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Well club member Des and I decided to go to the Birmingham Exhibition Centre for the Photography show and with the car park costing £12 we decided the best way to go was in Dr Who's box, well a similar one lol

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After a walk around the exhibition we had a quick spin around the cafes at the back

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And after covering the whole hall we didn't want to hover around any longer. That little hover machine in the picture with the white lights can carry a camera the size of my phone battery lol

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So after a morning there we took our leave

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and headed down the motorway, Des on seeing the Stratford upon Avon sign said, do you fancy a visit

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Well with the use of one of his cameras how could I refuse lol, the first thing I captured was this heavy escorted load, only to watch it scrap a gouge out of the Avon's bridge. I think caused by the wheels being too low either side of the humped bridge

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So here we were at peaceful Stratford hidden amongst the Japanese tourists lol

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this boat seemed carry the colours of a pullman carriage which i had in a model train set in the fifties lol

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The avon with swans

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what's this, a pleasure cruiser coming in

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may have been a noisy cruise lol but they seem to be enjoying it

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the person working the lock had a job keeping out the swans, as they wanted to go in as well

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a more quieter picture

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step one foot closer to me delboy and see what happens :o

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this bird looks a bit more placid

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This building was opposite the National Theatre and being refurbished inside

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Then after a walk around we came across this alley which turned out the entrance to a museum

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plenty of character in the buildings

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including this one
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I see they have an organised ghost tour funny how old buildings generate these tours I think York does one lol

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so back out on the main streets

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Some of the tourists lol

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Apparently the Garrick built in the 1400s is the oldest pub in Stratford

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some of the carvings can be quite interesting

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a few cafe's around here

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Down by the river I captured this couple lol

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and the road leading down to the theatre there are many many lamp posts donated from cities all over the UK and other countries as far as Israel

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this is statue of Hermaphroditus

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was the son of Aphrodite and Hermes. 'According to Ovid', born a remarkably handsome boy with whom the water nymph Salmacis fell in love, not sure whether that is the canal connection

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but a good day out


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