A Weekend Diary

…words and images from England's green and pleasant land…

A few days in Norfolk – Day One

It’s all too easy to lose contact with workmates when they move on to other jobs or retire, so I arranged to spend a few days in Norwich last week, to catch up with one such old friend now living in Norfolk. On the internet, I duly bought myself a return train fare from London’s Liverpool Street station, and made my way there intending to catch the midday train to Norwich, on which I had a reserved seat…

The Bishopsgate entrance to Liverpool Street station...

The Bishopsgate entrance to Liverpool Street station…

Things didn’t begin too well, however…;)

Yes, that's my train, the 12:00 to Norwich...

Yes, that’s my train, the 12:00 to Norwich…

A quick chat with a Customer Services representative on the station concourse, and an over-stamping of my ticket, resulted in my catching the 12.30 pm train, and I arrived at Norwich Railway Station around two hours later…

The first of many Gorillas I encountered in Norwich during the next few days...

The first of many gorillas I encountered in Norwich during the next few days…

I soon found myself taking refuge from the sultry weather in a pub not far from the station, called the Compleat Angler, where I stayed long enough to down a pint of lager, before booking into my B & B hotel for the next three nights, which was perfectly placed in Riverside Road, not far from the railway station. Once I had settled into the hotel, in the evening I set off for a long ramble around the City, and these are some of the resulting pictures…rather a lot of gorillas I’m afraid…;)

...this one in Castle Meadow..

…this one in Castle Meadow..

...and one in front of Castle Mall...

…and one in front of Castle Mall…

Not sure of the street I'm standing in here, but the yonder church is St. Michael-at-Plea...

Not sure of the street I’m standing in here, but the yonder church is St. Michael-at-Plea…

I do know the name of this street however; it's called Quay Side...

I do know the name of this street however; it’s called Quay Side…

This one is on Fye Bridge...

This one is on Fye Bridge…

...and this natty dresser is in St. George's Green...

…and this natty dresser is in St. George’s Green…

By now, dusk was approaching, so I headed back towards my hotel via Novi Sad Bridge and a walk along the riverside…

View from Novi Sad Bridge...

View from Novi Sad Bridge…

Nearing the hotel, a view from Riverside Walk...

Nearing the hotel, a view from Riverside Walk…

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