Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Oh.... shops


Time goes so quickly during the week and I know if I don't post the pics here now then something else will come up and they will be forgotten.


Welcome to Exeter Quay's. Our coffee shop is just across the water, you have to pay to cross on the ferry....
We don't cross here, we go and feed the ducks and swans by the footbridge.


It's always so colourful along the bank of the quay.


One of the things I love about Exeter... the old lives along side with the new.
Love that Roman wall on your right. NOTE THE BIN.............. it made me smile as I wonder who on earth cleans it and makes it shine so much.

More ruins..........


Have the giggles tonight... no posting when you have the giggles..........

This house used to lead a very productive life, it dates back to the Roman wall that surrounded Exeter. The mosaics were removed when it was rediscoverd.
During the 20th century it was a pub. Bombed during the 1940's.
Renewed... walking in history... lucky me.....

19 comments:

Dolores said...

Darn right, you're lucky. Here they are all too eager to tear down the old and put up new, boring and ugly. I love the fact that there is no one walking on the street. Are they all at work? Great shots - but no Amie?

Love My Cavaliers said...

Are those shop sin the first photo built into the side of the hill? It always amazes me how that would have been accomplished.

Lisa said...

Oh how awesome! I do so love it all! and a coffee shop! PERFECT!!! Thanks for taking us along!
Hugs,Lisa

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Love exploring nice historic towns. I feel so at home amongst the old ruins! ha! ha! xxx

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Those buildings look so old! I have never seen anything like it.
They are in excellent condition and very beautiful. It would be fun to go with your family to feed the ducks and geese and then sit for a bit and have a nice cup of coffee, and a nice muffine,,, please!
love
tweedles

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I love taking a tour with you! I
looked at the first pic of the ruin and wondered...How many people have
gone through that doorway...I don't think I have ever seen such a clean walk way...Your country is so neat and tidy...Awesome! Thanks for the tour..Love those shops in the hillside, too.

Bear Hugs~Karen

Allie said...

Lovely pics, dear Midge - I've always wondered, how do you pronounce 'quay'? Yes, you are very lucky to live where you do, sweetie!

WoolenSails said...

Love that area and the shops, and even kayaks to go out in;)

Debbie

Caroline B said...

We've only ever stopped in Exeter for breakfast on the way to Cornwall - I can see we should have taken more time and had a proper look!

Allie - 'quay' is pronounced 'key'..yet another peculiarity of the English language!

QuiltSue said...

Some beautiful buildings there. I know "they" say that modern buildings can be beautiful too, but I haven't seen any yet!

WendyCarole said...

those are mine kind of shops

Heather said...

That is very cool... being surrounded by all of that history that is still visible.

Around here the history is something like, "Ah, that's the wall built by the Roman---ovskis... they had to put it in because their neighbors started a nudist colony"

And our equivelent of castle ruins are the old, abandon Ford factories.

*wailywailywaily*

ps, do you read the Tiffany Aching series by Pratchett? Is the newest book out in the UK?

Sparky said...

ah, miss living on Exeter quay sometimes!

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Oh, I could look at photos like these every day ..

I am totally amazed at the cleanliness of the sidewalks and the sparkling trash can !

Love those ruins and the wall and the shops built into the hillside .. That is a shame that historic buildings were bombed in the war. My Father was in England during World War II then went on to Normandy.

Just can't get enough of history !

Thank you so SO much for sharing these photos !

Hugs,
Linda

Shelley said...

I love the brick on these shops and walls covered w/ the greenery. Such a beautiful town!

Melanie said...

I loved Exeter. We popped in when visiting friends in Crediton. Wonderful to feel all that history under your feet.

Joanna said...

Great pictures. Like a travel brochure. Are the streets really that quiet?

Sierra Rose said...

Wow! Beautiful shops! Would love to jump in one of the kayaks and take off for a paddle tour :) Fantastic!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Myra said...

Awesome photos!! 8-)