Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Saturday 20 August
The weather was cloudy as we drove to Salisbury. At the edge of the city we used the Park and Drive facility and took the bus to the centre of town. By this time it was cold and raining. Saturday was market day and I felt sorry for the stall holders attempting to keep their merchandise dry and also make a sale or two. We decided to visit Salisbury Cathedral  built in the 13th century, replacing the Norman cathedral built at Old Sarum - another impressive building.
The above photo was taken when we were leaving Salisbury at the end of the day - in sunshine.
Military flags and memorial to those who have served in the armed forces
Temporary art installation in and around the cathedral
In the Chapter House they had an exhibition celebrating 400 years of the King James version of the Bible and also have a copy of the Magna Carta  on display.

We then visited the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum  which had a special exhibition - Constable and Salisbury - with a number of Constable paintings borrowed from a variety of collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum. The regular exhibitions were also interesting and well presented, especially one on Stonehenge and the prehistory of the area as well as exhibitions on more recent history of the city.

When we left the museum the sun was shining and the sky was blue. Hopefully this will continue tomorrow.

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