Days Out: Exeter in Devon, England
I visited the city of Exeter on a cloudy spring day in March. I had been near and through the city before, but I had never really stopped to explore it. The city is not too far from where I live, so a day trip was adequate to have a look at Exeter Cathedral, to explore the Exeter Underground Passages, and to have a leisurely walk around the centre.
One particularly-interesting sight is "The house that moved". The timber-framed house, now a wedding shop, was moved on rollers in 1961 to its present location after city and road expansion; in fact, the house was moved just in time as there was a possibility that it would be demolished. Sadly, other monuments in the city, such as some of the gates and conduit, were destroyed to make way for road expansion and to ease traffic flow. The following two photographs show this house with its sign.
The following photograph was taken of a few buildings in the Exeter Cathedral close. The close and the Exeter Green is beautiful.
A walk down to the quay, only a few minutes from the High Street, is pleasant. The quay is lined with several shops, cafes, and restaurants. There's also an antique shop and several craft shops to visit. The views around the canal are beautiful, and the following photograph shows one of the lamps on the side of the quay, with Exeter's city emblem.
This cannon was photographed on the quay.
I discovered this fancy dress shop on South Street.
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