The peregrinations, both geographical and mental, of Graham & Jill on narrowboat Armadillo. It being a hodge-podge or gallimaufrey of travels, thoughts and frequently inaccurate facts.
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Sunday in Chester.
Started off pretty rough this morning, high winds, rain and just for a change, hail. It had relented somewhat by the time we went up into town.
Chester's latest tourist attraction, the driver was boasting of the air conditioned upper deck. We politely declined his invitation to indulge in a tour of the city.
Some of the famous "rows", shops on two levels, ground floor and first floor with walks at both levels. They are not as old as the half timbering would suggest, mostly built and the end of the 19thC. and the early years of the 20th.
There are some truly old shop buildings, this one is claimed to be the oldest shop in Britain, I'll accept that until someone tells me different.
The arch is Eastgate, one of the gates in the old city walls, the clock celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, God bless her. It is claimed to be the second most photographed clock in Britain after Big Ben.
It's not all old stuff, this modern sculpture stands outside the town hall on Northgate Street. It's ok if you like that sort of thing.