I have just got back from visiting my grandparents. I came back on the train from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly. It was a very slow but trouble free journey. I spent this morning photographing various locations around the town of Nantwich. It was probably the first time I got a chance to explore the town on my own and saw some very interesting architecture. The building in the photo below was originally a pub but now has been converted into a restaurant. It has a very interesting and old example of a horse mounting post (not exactly sure if that is the right name for it) but it was traditionally used to aid customers in climbing on and off their horses. Obviously it is very old and can be just see at the very right side of this photo, the three steps are extremely worn down due to hundreds of years of use.
This afternoon I visited the lovely little village of Wrenbury in Cheshire. It was recommended to me as it has a very interested scarecrow competition throughout the village this week. There were close to 130 entries to the contest, which was organized by the local primary school. There were some very funny and well thought out entries and it gave a very strong sense of a community throughout the village.
After last nights unsuccessful trip to the airport’s viewing area I went again, but this time about an hour or so earlier. It was open and was a lot bigger than I remember it being. I saw Concorde and numerous other aircraft on display. There were more people there than I expected but very few planes were taking off and landing. Maybe only half a dozen in the hour or so I spent there. Tonight’s sunset wasn’t quite as magical as last nights, and I could have done with a longer lens to get closer to the planes but I thought I would share this image with you.
This afternoon I visited Bramall Hall, in Bramhall, Stockport. It is a wonderful example of a ‘Cheshire Black and White’ timber framed manor house, with origins dating back to Medieval England. The weather was wonderful as you can see from the photograph below. I am very happy with the hundred or so images that I captured today; including many interesting close ups of flowers.