Sunday, 17 August 2008

We Do Need Edvcation

Shrewsbury is full of architectural gems, as it's so rich in old buildings. I like this carving telling everyone when it was originally built & when it was enlarged. I also like the different shading of bricks, showing when the old ones were replaced.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

The Lions Of Shrewsbury - 8

This is one of 4 lions that stand at the base of the Lord Hill Column (a future posting). It is 133 feet tall and completed in 1816. There are steps to the top of the structure. I asked if it was possible to go up them, but the receptionist in the council office said that it was closed for health & safety reasons. A great shame, as the views are meant to be quite spectacular.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

The Lions Of Shrewsbury - 7

Here the the photo that I promised you. It shows the area's crest and motto; when translated means 'May Shropshire Flourish!. And by all accounts it seems to be. The bridge featured on the shield is one of two in the town which crosses the Severn. One is called the English Bridge, and the other the Welsh Bridge. I'll leave you to work out which one it is.

Monday, 14 April 2008

The Lions Of Shrewsbury - 6

Stone ones on a shield today. A change from pub ones. This appears to be the coat of arms of Shrewsbury, as I took a photo of a similar design last week, which I'll show you tomorrow.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

The Lions Of Shrewsbury - 5

Another pub, another lion. Seems strange the strong association between the king of the jungle and a pint of beer. And who's ever seen a real red lion?

Saturday, 12 April 2008

The Lions Of Shrewsbury - 4

This lion is on a front door of a very nice home along a road called Abbey Foregate. Most of the roads, streets and lanes seem to have unusual names, which are all linked in someway to the town.

I had to return this week & so many more photos were taken, which of course will end up here over the coming weeks.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

The Lions Of Shrewsbury - 3

This lion stands proud in the grounds of the hotel that I was staying in. The Albrighton Hall, around 5 miles outside Shrewsbury. It is a converted country house, and very nice it was too. I have to return there tomorrow for 3 days. So I can take more photos for the page