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1 Jan 2018

Stratford Upon Avon



Shakespeare town. The Bard's birthplace. 

Hallowed ground for the likes of me. 

Just a 22 minute drive from Warwick and close to an hour's drive from Birmingham (quite a scenic drive might I add) and you'll feel like you've travelled back in time. I loved how they kept everything, from the house where Shakespeare was born in to Anne Hathaway's cottage, the same as it was all those years ago. It felt wonderful to have walked the same streets and breathed in the same air that Shakespeare has; you can actually feel history seeping through the cobblestone streets. Looking around, it was easy to see how Shakespeare would have been inspired to create his literary masterpieces - Stratford upon Avon is peaceful yet romantic, small but full of charm.



From a distance you can see The Royal Shakespeare theatre just beyond the Stratford Canal Basin wherein the river Avon flows through:


The riverside gardens with sculptures of characters from Shakespeare's most notable works:


Prince Hal

Hamlet


Rother Street clock tower
Shakespeare's Birthplace
For a nibble and a tipple (or two), I highly recommend The Vintner (4 & 5 Sheep Street).


These last 4 photos were taken on a Holga 135bc TLR film camera and I was experimenting with the multiple exposures hence the results below. I quite like it.






I would not wish any companion in the world but you.
-
William Shakespeare

For more information on visiting Stratford upon Avon, please visit their official website, here.

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