Seen from the north west this is Salisbury Cathedral. Evidently I had been here before as a child, but I neither remember the first visit nor have photographic evidence. This Anglican cathedral has the tallest church spire in the UK at 123 metres (404 feet) and it also has the largest cathedral close in Britain at 80 acres. The main body of the church was built in 38 years and completed in 1258. It is well worth a visit if you are in Wiltshire and / or going to Stonehenge. I visited both in the same day.
This is the north front of Corsham Court, an English country house designed by Capability Brown and built in 1582. It was a royal manor in the days of the Saxon kings and today is the home of James Methuen-Campbell. I was extremely fortunate to get a photograph of the court like this as they had large gates but nobody was around and the gates were wide open, so I quickly walked in and captured the above image before heading back to my car with a big smile on my face!
This bunting in the form of triangular red, white and blue flags can be seen in many towns and villages up and down the United Kingdom at the moment. With the recent Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and with the London 2012 Olympics on the horizon it seems as it the whole country has their bunting out! The above photograph was taken in the historic market town of Corsham in Wiltshire.
The south west of England is somewhere I haven’t spent enough time with my camera, so I recently went on a three day road trip with the intention of photographing as much as possible. My first stop was the small village of Castle Combe in the north west of Wiltshire. On the left of the photograph above you can see the medieval St. Andrew’s Church and on the right is the fourteenth century Market Cross. I had only ever heard of the name of this village because it is home to the Castle Combe Circuit for motor racing. I drove past but wasn’t able to stop for photos of the track.