Friday, August 27, 2010

Visit to Cheltenham

Here comes our train - to a flowerless Taunton


First view of Cheltenham - they did have flowers at the entrance.
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11 comments:

R. Sherman said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. I love the chair, BTW. It appears to be very well done.

Cheers.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Hi Margaret, ((wave)) ((wave))

The tapestries will never end up in the tip, they are delightful, people will fight for ownership.

Pat, I loooove trains, call me foolish, but I enjoy train rides [we don't have trains here], but I've been on trains elsewhere, the ones where you see rivers and little houses by the water, and sunlight flickering on the water [in Oz].

Pat said...

Randall; I should have got a better photo.

GG: I loved it when the seats were upholstered and there were carriages for ladies only and could dream of pulling the chain and stopping the train.

Warden Files said...

Simply wonderful stuff my dear. Flowers brighten this sometimes drab world of ours up so eloquently.

Pat said...

Warden: it's such a pity. I think I must make some inquiries.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

What does the phrase "on the tip" mean? Too lazy to Google it.

Pat said...

UB: taking things to the tip is like taking them to the dump. A local establishment run by the council where one gets rid of unwanted stuff.

Leah said...

Hi Pat! I wondered about that phrase too...

those tapestries in the last post are a marvelous idea.

Pat said...

Leah: what would be your equivalent for 'going to the dump or tip' I wonder?

Nea said...

I normally love train journeys, but they have a new fast train here that tends to make me feel a little frail. If I can, I take a night train, which still has old fashioned compartments just for ladies, and trundles through the night at a gentle pace much more suited to me.

Pat said...

Néa:it used to be quite exciting. I once travelled alone in my own wagon lit from Paris to the South of France and remember the ghostly cry Of 'Avingnon' in the early hours of the morning.
You are lucky to still be able to travel in a gentle fashion.