11 September 2010

Winchester Cathedral

Beautiful Cathedral whose foundations of the current Cathedral were laid by Bishop Walkelin in 1079. William II's (Rufus) tomb is here from 1100. Mary Tudor married Phillip of Spain here in 1554. Jane Austin was buried here in 1817.

10 September 2010

St Bartholomew's Church

In Hyde Winchester is St Bartholomew's Church. The Church was built 900
years ago and in the churchyard at the East end of the Church the remains of
King Alfred (Anglo-Saxon king), his wife and his son are believed to be
St Bartholomew Hyde

09 September 2010

The Buttercross

This was built in the 15th Century and was used in the 19th century to sell
dairy produce from, hence the name Butter Cross. Now used for sitting on and
eating pasties, sausage rolls and cakes from the bakers behind!

06 September 2010

Winchester City Museum

The Museum tells the story of Winchester through archaeological and historical collections and is one of the earliest purpose built Museums outside London

05 September 2010

Jacobean Monument - Hyde

I have to start by saying photography is not my strongest subject, but hopefully through these 'snaps' I'll begin to learn what is a good picture and what's not!

There are so many interesting things to photograph in Winchester where to start... how about outside my front door...

Winchester has a number of areas, my favourite being Hyde to the north of the city centre. This suburb still manages to retain a tranquil air despite being only minutes from the centre. There are a number of interesting buildings and streets in Hyde - here's one in Victoria Road built into the walls of the former garden of Hyde Abbey House is this Jacobean monument. The original wall may be of Tudor origin.

Jacobean Monument