Tuesday, 2 January 2018

In the Cotswolds




It was market day in Moreton-in-Marsh when we visited last week, and that gave an extra boost to our visit.




The main road runs through





this attractive village




built with the yellow limestone that gives the houses their characteristic golden colour.









The sun was shining and everything sparkled.






The village has some good restaurants, lots of tea shops for afternoon tea, and a few hotels.






We enjoyed browsing in some of the shops, and this one in particular







which is full of nice things for the home.





I particularly liked these hens








and marvelled over this buffalo skull




We spent a good hour here





and then moved on to Stow-in-the-Wold, a small market town in Gloucestershire




The main square with the green in the middle is long and fairly large




dominated by the village hall at one end.




This hotel is situated on the side of the square







with its beautifully manicured lawn.




Light and shadow on the golden buildings







which surround the square








This arch leads to




one of the side streets





and on to this narrow paved area





which is full of shops including this gallery









I like the shape of the end building




so here's another photograph of it








The light had changed by the time we got back to the main square, and the buildings were glowing








and it was time to head home.



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