Sunday, 2 November 2014
Wells - England's smallest city
I have been living in Somerset for more than 20 years, and I must admit that I take its beauty very much for granted now.
So it is good to remind myself now and then of all those beautiful places on my doorstep.
Just a few miles down the road is a small town, City of Wells.
Wells can call itself "City" because of its magnificent cathedral, which dates back to 12th century.
But the history of the town goes back a lot further. In Roman times there was a settlement here, most probably because of the springs (wells) that bubble up here and still can be found in the grounds of the Bishop's Palace and the Market Place; the water flows underground from the surrounding Mendip Hills.
The Wells Cathedral dominates the town view, it is a beautiful sight.
To read more about the Wells Cathedral, click on the link.
In the Cathedral garden stands an old Medlar tree.
Wells Town Hall in the Market Place.
The moat around the Bishop's Palace.
Some other Wells images.
And for you and me:
in a small courtyard you can find "Sew Vintage" - "An emporium full of things to delight and inspire", quoting their website.
Recently moved to smaller premises next door, but still full of sewing notions, fabrics and knitting wool; great for buttons, ribbons, craft felts..........not just vintage.
And then there is Millie Moon - a haberdashery boutique, a sister to Frome and Bristol shops,
selling beautiful and tempting fabrics like " Miss Kate" by Moda.
I hope you have enjoyed today's walk.
And just for the purpose of this journal:
October was a crazy month weatherwise, with some rain and the occasional cold spell, but mainly unseasonably warm. In fact, we just had the warmest Halloween ever, around 21°C in our part of the country, even warmer in London!