Quaint little Canterbury

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Canterbury! See? Quaint!
I got a SWEET hook-up from Nikki through her Arcadia program and got to go on a day trip with the Arcadia crew even though I came through SUNY New Paltz. If that means nothing to you, just know that I totally got to take advantage of the system today. First stop as a freeloader was Canterbury. Nikki and I walked around... saw some old stuff... lots of cobblestone... The highlight was probably Canterbury Cathedral. SUPER old. SUPER famous. Beautiful inside. Beautiful outside. Beautiful courtyard. I tried to take some decent photos. After the cathedral we wandered around some more... since I didn't know I was going here until the night before, I didn't plan very well... or at all, really... so I didn't even know what there was to see or do... so we did a lot of wandering.
This is where Christopher Marlowe was baptised. Pretty neat, huh?
.. Then we found some park that I don't remember the name of, with a hill with some monument on top. We climbed the hill. You could see the city. It was... quaint, I suppose. I don't get as excited about visiting small towns in foreign countries, I think, because I grew up in a small town... probably why most of the places I've traveled to since I've been over here have been cities... From the top of this hill we were able to see some more old-looking stuff in the distance, and so we went to see what that was. It happened to be the Canterbury Castle... um, well... the remains thereof. There wasn't too much of it left. I got way too excited about this and took a bunch of pieces of the castle that were chipping off and were on the ground... ha. Yes, there's a good chance that they aren't necessarily from the original castle, but they totally COULD be, right? We'll just say they were. So now I have pieces of a super old castle, and if you're lucky, maybe I'll give you a piece.

Verdict on Canterbury: a GREAT place to visit for a day.
But probably just for a day.  
kellz says:
i want a piece!!!
Posted on: Mar 01, 2007
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Canterbury! See? Quaint!
Canterbury! See? Quaint!
This is where Christopher Marlowe …
This is where Christopher Marlowe…
The fancy gate to the cathedral
The fancy gate to the cathedral
Canterbury Catherdral, in all its…
Canterbury Catherdral, in all it'…
Nikki and I sneaking in an obligat…
Nikki and I sneaking in an obliga…
Some Cathedral-ness
Some Cathedral-ness
OOOOOHHHH... inside...
OOOOOHHHH... inside...
Another picture of the inside of t…
Another picture of the inside of …
This is when the choral music come…
This is when the choral music com…
Trying to get a sense of the heigh…
Trying to get a sense of the heig…
A picture of me inside Canterbury …
A picture of me inside Canterbury…
Pretty stained glass inside the Ca…
Pretty stained glass inside the C…
The tomb of the Black Prince
The tomb of the Black Prince
A really old painting.
A really old painting.
I thought this was a pretty cool l…
I thought this was a pretty cool …
Outside in the courtyard... rockin…
Outside in the courtyard... rocki…
The rest of the courtyard
The rest of the courtyard
More of the same... it was such a …
More of the same... it was such a…
A SECRET DOOR!
A SECRET DOOR!
The wall protecting the Cathedral
The wall protecting the Cathedral
Yummy shop window
Yummy shop window
A gazebo in the park we found
A gazebo in the park we found
The hill in the park
The hill in the park
The view from the hill in the park…
The view from the hill in the par…
Some old stuff by the top of the h…
Some old stuff by the top of the …
Whats left of Canterbury Castle.
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What's left of Canterbury Castle.…
A better view of the castle remains
A better view of the castle remains
The inside of the castle
The "inside" of the castle
Gazing melodramatically out of the…
Gazing melodramatically out of th…
BOO!
BOO!
Canterbury
photo by: Koralifix