Saturday, 31 December 2011
A Shadow - a Castle - and a Bus Ride
This week it was time to dust off the old year and prepare for the new - so off we went for a breath of fresh air - Ludlow was the destination - a little town with a lot to offer - a castle - gourmet restaurants - and half timbered buildings.
We caught the local bus and left the car at home - no parking worries today! - the bus is quite a treat , winding through local villages that are speedily passed on the usual car journey.
Ludlow is always a gift with its quiet passageways - shuts and old buildings
Today we had decided to take a walk through Wycliffe Common - this takes you under the ramparts of the castle - this is where I saw the magnificent shadow - see the header pic - the tree was etched brilliantly against the castle wall - The picture above was taken from the local paper the night we came back - and shows the magnificent castle taken from the air -
If you look closely you will see an aerial view of my shadow tree ! how cool is that !
Of course the day would have not been complete without a spot of lunch in the Black Bough and a browse around the shops - plenty of old book shops and the like in this little town.
Finally another bus ride home catching the bus across the street from the Feathers Hotel with its' timber facade - dating back to 1619
I am linking this blog to Hey Harriet and Shadow Shot Sunday - why not pop over to gaze on more shadow shots
Happy New Year ! to all you bloggers - hope all your wishes come true x