Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
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Pictures from Dorset

I figured it would be wise to finish writing up the last bank holiday weekend in Dorset before the next one (in East Sussex) takes place, so this post is a bit of a monster.

The first set of photos was taken on a bicycle ride, where we stumbled upon a very pretty little church.

Clenston Church from the road


Winterborne Stickland - Clenston Church


Plaque near the entrance


Altar


Organ


Organ closeup


Industrial cross


Organic cross


On our last day, the bloke and I drove past the Tank Museum at Bovington to appreciate the natural beauty of Lulworth Cove. We stopped briefly at the Tank Museum to pick up a fridge magnet for a friend who collects them, but didn't have time for a visit as we were driving in the wrong direction and needed to get back to Cambridge by evening. We were thrilled, therefore, when we rounded a corner to see a sign proclaiming "Tanks (10 MPH)". We mocked it for exactly 2.34765 seconds, when suddenly the road was blocked by, um, a tank. We proceeded slowly after that.

Lulworth Cove pano


Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door


Lulworth Cove pano


Durdle Door


Me at Lulworth Cove


Lulworth Cove coastal path


Since we had come to the seaside for a holiday, we were determined to enjoy it, even though it was absolutely fecking freezing in the high wind that blew incessantly throughout the trip. We therefore made a pilgrimage to nearby Swanage, so that Little Niece might be indoctrinated into the British way of having fun, which consist of making the best of a bad lot, e.g. building sandcastles while icy water swirls about your ankles. We also paid 40 pence to stroll along the pier. I was barely restrained from protesting that I wished to amble, which was surely cheaper.

Swanage pano


Swanage


Little Niece


Little Niece & Mummy


[personal profile] nanila on Swanage pier


View of Swanage from the pier


Derelict building painted to look like a derelict building


In the lower middle, it says "This is a photo opportunity"


The filling of the moat


From sandcastles, we proceeded to an actual castle, though the latter proved to be as vulnerable to the forces of physics as the former when the Parliamentarians blew it up in 1646. The remaining structures form a picturesque ruin.

View from Corfe Castle's walls


Corfe Castle



Castle ramparts


[personal profile] nanila in the window


Internal ruins
Tags: dorset, england, photo, travel
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