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Wells 2 
3rd-Nov-2017 05:14 pm
James - totally fascinated
I posted some photos of Wells Cathedral here and am now adding a few photos from outside, and around the city.


Vicars' Close, in Wells, Somerset, England, is claimed to be the oldest purely residential street with original buildings surviving intact in Europe. It was completed in 1348, with the chimneys added in Tudor times.
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.... and the gateway leading to the Close, with a library on top of it
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Leading from the Cathedral on the right to the library at the start of the Vicars Close.
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Gateway to the Bishops Palace
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Suprising to see the tombstones around the Cathedral
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Close up of the sculptures on the West front of the Cathedral
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A city gateway
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And a final photo found in the toilets of the Bishops Palace tea-shop
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The Bishops Palace photos are still to come.
Comments 
3rd-Nov-2017 06:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks for taking me along on this lovely stroll.

Toilet twinning? I'd never heard of this good cause.
22nd-Nov-2017 03:30 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the huge delay in replying

Glad you enjoyed the city. I had never heard of toilet-twinning either (hence the photo)
3rd-Nov-2017 08:39 pm (UTC)
Ooh, looks like a beautiful walk. I looked it up and it tickles me that they used false perspective to make the street appear longer.

I've never heard of toilet twinning before.
22nd-Nov-2017 03:31 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the huge delay in replying

Glad you enjoyed the city. Fascinating that even all those years ago they were thinking about the "show" of the place. I had never heard of toilet-twinning either (hence the photo)
3rd-Nov-2017 10:50 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful place.

I think almost every church toilet and school toilet here on our island is twinned as part of this scheme - back in March last year we had reached 130 twinned toilets - that links to an entry on my journal where we were visited by the twinning team.
22nd-Nov-2017 03:32 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the huge delay in replying

Glad you enjoyed the city.

I had never heard of toilet-twinning either (hence the photo) ... so another reason I must make it over the Irish Channel.
4th-Nov-2017 04:12 pm (UTC)
Ok, that is one of the coolest things ever! Now I want to learn more about toilet twinning (I went to the website) and see if there's a comparable organization in the U.S. I wonder if that's something our friends of the library could do on behalf of the library....
22nd-Nov-2017 03:32 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the huge delay in replying

Glad you enjoyed the city. I had never heard of toilet-twinning either (hence the photo) ... did you manage to find a USA similar system?
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