A bit of a random picture tour of Norwich

We had a lovely time exploring Norwich this past weekend, despite the rain showers and limited hours (about 22 of each, if you must know).  Rather than try to do a whole bunch of posts telling the story of each of these photographs, I’d rather almost let the pictures tell their own tales. Imagine this as your own pictorial tour of some random sights around Norwich. They aren’t necessarily images of the famous sights, or of the most beautiful buildings, but hopefully a few of them will make you smile.

A handsome stranger by the river. This bridge was actually a drawbridge, although we later found out that the last time it was lifted was more than 30 years ago!

A crazy cool house covered in ivy. I love the blue door, but I didn't get a chance to get a close-up picture of it.

This place was recommended to me by a colleague who grew up in Norwich. We debated about how obnoxious it is, going to an American-themed restaurant as Americans, but ultimately the smell of the french fries make the decision for us. And I have to admit, it was a pretty darned good burger, for England anyway.

Whilst walking along the river we spotted this guy. He's got a puppy on the back of his kayak! The poor thing looked terrified and excited all at the same time.

The old gateway at Pull's Ferry. The river is only 25-30 feet wide, but I guess they still used a ferry rather than make more bridges! You can see the umbrellas (below) floating in the distance

Norwich-based artist Sorrel Muggridge created this installation piece, called a Curious Meander, for the Festival that was going on. The umbrellas have stories written on them that she has collected from visitors to the exhibit; each week she adds new umbrellas to float in the river. They were getting a little bit full of rainwater, and I was secretly hoping they would tip over. No such luck.

A post box from Victoria's time! I always thought they had to change all of these boxes whenever the monarch changed, but I recently found out that's not true. Once its got someones initials stamped on it, it stays that way forever. ER II definitely has the most!

Most of the canal or river boats we see are charming and adorable. But this poor boat looks abandoned; it needs some serious love!

When I first read this, I thought it meant an adult roast, as in a service provided to adults! (You know, like book 4 haircuts and get the 5th free). That made me wonder what adult would want to get roasted! And then I figured it out!

Just a great example of lovely typography; yes, I know I'm a dork.

An adorable square (really more of a triangle, if you're being literal.

Look! A thatched roof!

I LOVE the tag line for this store, although I couldn't help but think that maybe the clothes designers were all male? Who else has boobs in mind all the time?

The best pub advertising I've ever seen. HA HA HA!


Posted on 18/05/2011, in Exploring the UK, travel and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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