On the Road and In Your Backyard

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Have a great day and weekend, enjoy the pictures, and we’ll see you next week.


Today, pictures from valued commenter Sloane Ranger.

I spend 3 very hot and sunny days in the birthplace of William Shakespeare, including a visit to the theatre to have a behind the scenes tour and later see the RSC production of “As You Like It”.

Here’s a view of the theatre from the park.

Taken on 23 July 2019

Stratford on Avon

This is the older end of the RSC Theatre that was saved from the fire that took place between the wars.

Taken on 23 July 2019

Stratford on Avon

This shows the terrace of the modern part of the theatre taken from the river.

Taken on 23 July 2019

Stratford on Avon

I took a walking tour with a guide who told us that the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust was founded to preserve this building after P.T. Barnum tried to buy it. He wanted to put it on wheels and transport it across the USA apparently. The entrance fee is extortionate. You get in through a modern building that is just out of shot.

Taken on 23 July 2019

Stratford on Avon

You have to pay to see the grave. The church itself is the usual mishmash of periods.

Taken on 23 July 2019

Stratford on Avon

This is a barge moving from the canal into the River Avon. There were loads of them when I was there. Mainly holidaymakers. The Avon itself is very busy with leisure craft of all kinds and lots of lovely riverside walks available.


Thank you so much Sloane Ranger, do send us more when you can.


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8 replies
  1. 1
    Mary G says:

    I went there for a day in 1975 while my companion was shopping at Harrods. The gardens were gorgeous. I don’t remember having to pay. The rooms were tiny with tiny furniture.

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    chris says:

    Lovely pics. Funny that it looks the same as it did when I was there in 1970.

    ETA: Yay! The site is working again!

  3. 3
    Sebastian says:

    David Koch is dead. May he burn in hell forever.

  4. 4
    Tom Levenson says:

    @Sebastian: Charles has been doing the damage solo for the last few years. I don’t have a ton of hope RE the next generation.

  5. 5
    Sebastian says:

    @Tom Levenson:

    Babysteps, Tom. Babysteps.

    Hopefully, this will keep Charles busy while we recapture our democracy.

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    biff murphy says:

    very nice, stop turning your camera sideways

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    Alain says:

    Sorry for sideways pics, folks.

    For some reason, when I edited this on my ipad mini in bed last night, I couldn’t see the photos, otherwise I would have corrected them. I noticed that I couldn’t see them but knew they were there. I was too tired to investigate so I scheduled the post and put my iPad down and was asleep in minutes.

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    Mart says:

    Went to a wedding reception in the modern portion of the RGT. We could walk out on the balcony seen in the picture and look across the river. We were kind of crashers, so I asked if the kitchen could accommodate vegetarians. You bet they could!

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