A day trip to the country

Yesterday I had an appointment to keep in Dorchester which for those in the know is in Dorset.  Approximately a 2.5 or more usually 3 hour train trip from London Waterloo into the West of England. The train trip wasn’t too bad despite some delays. It’s amazing how taking a long plane ride make even a three hour train trip seem easy. The countryside was lovely, all green rolling hills dotted with hay bales and sheep or cows and the occasional pony. Dorchester is a lovely county town that was bustling with people when I visited.  It’s biggest claim to fame is being the home of Thomas Hardy and it played the setting in a number of his books including The Mayor of Casterbridge. It has some beautiful stone buildings and a mostly pedestrianised shopping area.  Here are some of my pictures (which also prove that it is sunny in England on occasion)

Mr Hardy

Mr Hardy

stone cottages

stone cottages

High Street

High Street

beautiful church doorway

beautiful church doorway

The old brewery - development happening here

The old brewery - development happening here

Cornhill shopping precinct (with generous ad for costa)

Cornhill shopping precinct (with generous ad for costa)

I had lots more pics but you get the idea. Just for fun here’s one last one back in London at Waterloo station – if you look real hard you can see a tiny bit of the London Eye (really, really hard).

See, I am in London - taking blurry pictures

See, I am in London - taking blurry pictures

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