Third times the charm, or a weekend in Ely starts at the Cathedral

Outside of London, there are not too many towns and cities I’ve been to more than once. The midlands get most of my visits: Birmingham to visit in-laws and Selfridges (a very important Boxing Day Mission), Leicester has had a few visits as DH’s family lives northeast in the Leicestershire countryside, Melton Mowbray is frequented for its supermarkets and independent butchers, selling what Melton is best known for: pork pies. I’ve been to Bicester Village consistently every year because who doesn’t love a high end outdoor outlet mall?

Especially when it snows:

 

Now that we are not living in the UK, even London gets fewer and fewer of our days. If it weren’t for nonstop flights to Heathrow, we’d likely give it a miss altogether.

And now it looks like Ely is a contender for Places I Visit a Whole Bunch in England. And that’s not surprising when you see some of these photographs from our most recent visit in April. After a fun night in at our friends’ lovely home, we woke up bright eyed and slightly less bushy tailed (wine will do that to you) but ready to take on the town, starting at its one big selling point:

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And there’s more…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn past visits, I must have missed this little original feature.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd this one. Crikey!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACathedral and a lantern? <me = exploding head>

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAImagine this view as you walk to work every day. I can’t. Nobody walks in LA.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWalking through Ely Park. I honestly cannot recall the significance of these bent branches. But the view back is a stunner.

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Ely Cathedral reveals itself in new ways every time I visit. I’m looking forward to seeing it all dressed up in its winter clothes, with all its Christmas bobbles.

See you next month!

 

 

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