Friday, 18 October 2013

An Afternoon To Explore

Earlier in the month before the weather turned completely rubbish I took up my camera, popped on my sunglasses and headed off on a mini adventure. The city of Canterbury is famous for lots of things but perhaps top on the list is the Cathedral. When I turned up at the gate on a very sunny afternoon I could see why!

She's a beauty. The outside looking gorgeous in the sun. 

The grounds outside were a good level of busy, families, students and older couples all milled around enjoying the surroundings. Lots of people had brought their cameras along to get a shot of Canterbury Cathedral against that sky.

It's huge! The whole thing just keeps going and going. Inside the atmosphere is wonderfully peaceful. Some Churches I find can be a wee bit stern or even intimidating to be in, but this one is an exception with a calm under-chatter of friends talking quietly to one another.

Stunning stained glass windows. Perfect to get some camera practise in.

The gardens are equally as stunning. Cool and calming, a perfect spot to relax for a moment or two away from the afternoon sun. It doesn't feel at all like you are in the middle of a city.

Just like a scene out of Harry Potter.

Broomstick practise starts in 5!

If you are visiting Canterbury make sure you put aside an hour or so for a visit. It might be a smidge busier on weekends but on this Monday afternoon there were no queues. Make sure you charge and pack your camera! Next time I'm going to bring along a picnic blanket and a book. The perfect place to relax and people watch.

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