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Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Trip to County Durham

8/6, we decided to go to Durham for a walk since it's not very far away, just around an hour trip by bus to go there from Sunderland. Durham sure is a very pretty place, but quite small though. Really love the view there. Thank God that was a sunny day which was lovely for trips.
The background shows Durham Castle. It's beside River Wear which I'm standing above it.
That's the Durham Cathedral which was beside the castle. This is the view from across the river. Trust me, the sight was fascinating. As we walk along the river side, we saw this.... the view is like in the story books....
It's nice right....? so we continue walk along the river and crossed a bridge to the cathedral and castle.
There are people canoing on the river and people sitting beside the river enjoying the fresh air surrounding.....
This is the cathedral, we went inside to pay a visit. Cameras are not allowed in the building so I didn't manage to get any photos inside. Climbing up the tower requires £3 admission which I don't bother to pay and go up. They paid and go in but found out that there's more than 300 steep and small steps to climb to the top. LOL~~
This is the castle which they claimed to be the one which was featured in Harry Potter. We haven't got a chance to get into it that day as they closed it for preparations for some party for next few days... sad.... my main objective to Durham is this castle and it's again, not open. sad.

As it's not open, we headed to town for a visit to the high street then walk towards the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Museum. As it's a museum, and I visited too many museums already, so I didn't bother to go in, and so does others, just Adrian paying the admission fees to go in for a short walk. I think it's basically about some war stuff. The art gallery is inside the museum as well.
As you can see from the picture, there's a big lawn in front, we, who didn't go inside, stayed at the field, sitting there, taking photos and having fun... while the surrounding is just peaceful and quiet.


These 2 photos are dedicated to Chloe as she keep saying that she doesn't have anytime to blog.
The only picture which I took alone with Cathy that day... haha....
Well, as I was sitting on the grass as well with others, Liwan attempted rolling down the slope... This is what I catch.. LOL~~

Anyway, as they were all under the tree playing some games, I decided to go around the area to explore so I found this steps to go up the hill.
Bees, squirrels, hares, birds, flowers... nice view up there.... and can see the cathedral from the top. As I continued walk, I went into the small forest... it's cool and the air is fresh there, but I didn't manage to walk the whole round around the DLI museum as I was already tired and not sure when are they leaving... After a while of rest after I came down from that hill, we went back to the city to catch the next bus to go back. And the result of the trip.....
All sleeping soundly on the way back..... Durham, I'll be there again next time when got the chance...

5 comments:

Chloe Chong said...

wow..should i be glad that you went? so i dont have to blog about it? but thanks anyway..

Jeremy Tay said...

LOL~~ well... enjoy ur holiday yea...

Sabrina87 said...

Hmm.. the river reminds me of the Miri river. Hahaha...

so wat r u doin now? relaxing at home?

clement said...

wah.. kana jing ho seng anae laa....

Jeremy Tay said...

now? well, just sent nearly everyone back to their hometown... searching for jobs and accommodation before my contract ends... won't be going home throughout the summer. in short, it's serious business after they go back..