Exploring Carlisle

On a sunny Saturday in May, I had some spare time before a meeting in Carlisle. I took some more photos of Carlisle Cathedral. Walking through the garden at Tullie House I was impressed by the flowers, trees and shrubs.

Taking a photo from a bridge I confirmed that I do not like heights!

Carlisle Castle
Carlisle Castle

Then I explored Bitts Park for the first time. It consists of parkland, formal gardens, a memorial garden and a children’s playground. The River Eden runs through it. Being aware of the devastating floods in this area in December 2015, I was surprised by the low level of the river after a few weeks of dry weather.

 

Carlisle Cathedral

Sometimes it is nice to travel and explore. My photos for this week’s photo challenge, Wanderlust, were taken towards the end of March, when I spent some time wandering around the cathedral grounds after travelling for more than an hour by train. In the sunshine I noticed features of the architecture, which I had missed previously. I took close-ups rather than trying to fit the whole of the impressive building into a single snap.

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