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Exeter - A City With Buildings From 200AD To 2012AD - Part 2



Exeter Guild Hall -
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One of the older houses - now shops -
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This is Chausers .... there is a fire burning in the restaraunt in the basement that is meant to have been burning continually for at least a couple of centuries, and was a favourite location for Charles Dickens when he came to the city -
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The sculpture is the Millenium celebration ... but having looked at it in 2000, and not having a clue what it meant, I didn't do a close-up ... LOL. The general sections of shops here were built in the 1950's in the ruined area of Exeter after the war.
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This pub was hwere Sir Francis Drake used to stay when he was in the city-
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And so to the modern developement ... and as you can see by the pictures on the big creen, it was taken today (in the rain) with the Olympics showing a British heat win!Photobucket

As you can see the new and the old are blended together, as that is Exeter Cathedral you can see -
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And you turn around to see the new buildings ... with more developement going on behind the scenes -
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The Roman Walls. These were originally built in 200AD and much of the structure that survives is from that time -
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Hope you enjoyed my stroll round Exeter this morning in the rain!

Tags: camera, exeter, olympics
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