River Trip 2016: Time Out

Who could visit Stratford Upon Avon and not think of Shakespeare?
One of the few dates I remember from school are The Laird’s, April 23rd 1564 – April 23rd 1616, so this year is the 400th anniversary of the Wordsmith’s death.

On previous visits, either in the boat or by car, I have forgotten the camera when walking through the gardens.
Hubby spotted the added bonus of an Honorary Guard at a wedding party but sadly the Happy Couple were only just visible (far right).

wedding partyThere was a new sculpture in the gardens this year, and one I hadn’t noticed before.
Walk with us and enjoy.

stratford swansThis was taken from the bridge going over the river by the hire boat buildings.

gardens 1War Memorial

me will and maggie me and will
Maggie and I posing with ‘Young Will’.

sculptureSwan sculpture (2015 photo)

gardens rst rst 2016
Outside the Theatre.
bottom titania

Bottom and Titania in willow.

mcbeth 1 prince hal
laird
  hamlet falstaff

Top:
Lady McBeth and Prince Hal.

Centre:
The Laird

Bottom:
Hamlet and Falstaff.

We walked around the town, did some more basic shopping for the next couple of days, and returned to base.

bb stratford 2The share boat was just coming back after having had a pump-out ready for the changeover.
Apparently they had enjoyed the play the night before, but their tickets were for the standing room area only, so they couldn’t sit throughout the entire performance!
He may therefore have had a good time, but I’m not so sure about his wife.

Note:
All pictures in this post are my own.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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