Sherborne

Our last day in the cottage at Shaftesbury was spent doing chores and packing to leave the next morning, feeling sorry to leave our lovely “cottage and hosts”, and feeling that we could happily have spent longer. Before heading north the next day, we visited Sherborne, a rather well-heeled market town, elevated by its abbey church, castles, renowned Sherborne Boys’ School, and medieval and Georgian buildings. Cold and windy again, but at least not raining, we strolled and photographed the rather “tony” high street (ironically named Cheap Street), explored the town, conducted our morning ritual of coffee and pastry or cake at The Three Wishes, once an elegant tea shop but now serving mostly coffee, visited the abbey church, complained about the weather to the tourist office (to no effect), and again picnic lunched out of the weather in the car. Pleased to have visited this charming and quite lovely town, we headed off to our next cottage in Holt, Wiltshire. The cottage was a bright, clean, comfortable, 1-bedroom in a nicely converted garage. Large French doors, looked onto our deck, separated from a well-tended yard by a low hedge. The full glass entry door, French doors, and skylights flooded the cottage with soft light.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
by David E. Moon
© David E. Moon, 2014  All rights reserved
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Sherborne

Our last day in the cottage at Shaftesbury was spent doing chores and packing to leave the next morning, feeling sorry to leave our lovely “cottage and hosts”, and feeling that we could happily have spent longer. Before heading north the next day, we visited Sherborne, a rather well-heeled market town, elevated by its abbey church, castles, renowned Sherborne Boys’ School, and medieval and Georgian buildings. Cold and windy again, but at least not raining, we strolled and photographed the rather “tony” high street (ironically named Cheap Street), explored the town, conducted our morning ritual of coffee and pastry or cake at The Three Wishes, once an elegant tea shop but now serving mostly coffee, visited the abbey church, complained about the weather to the tourist office (to no effect), and again picnic lunched out of the weather in the car. Pleased to have visited this charming and quite lovely town, we headed off to our next cottage in Holt, Wiltshire. The cottage was a bright, clean, comfortable, 1-bedroom in a nicely converted garage. Large French doors, looked onto our deck, separated from a well-tended yard by a low hedge. The full glass entry door, French doors, and skylights flooded the cottage with soft light.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
© David E. Moon, 2014  All rights reserved
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