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Cirencester [Jul. 26th, 2008|12:17 pm]
Tony Grist
We stopped (very briefly) at Cirencester on the way home last Tuesday and I went round the church (which is in the process of being restored and is mostly a building site) and Ailz ate a roast pork butty she bought at the market stall you can see in this picture. She also bought cherries and peaches. Cirencester used to be called Corinium and there's a Roman museum I badly want to visit. 

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[User Picture]From: saare_snowqueen
2008-07-26 12:12 pm (UTC)
Your photo makes the town look eminently visitable. What's the date on the church?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-07-26 12:54 pm (UTC)
It was created over a long period. The foundations are 12th century, but the nave was built in the early 16th century- on the profits of the wool trade.
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[User Picture]From: mummm
2008-07-26 02:10 pm (UTC)
I just love the look of your buildings and your market! I wish I were right there!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-07-26 03:41 pm (UTC)
Me too! :)
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2008-07-26 02:19 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful photo composition. Looks like the quintessential English market town but the colours on the houses, not so much. The pink and blue remind me of Portugal.
:)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-07-26 03:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

These strong Mediterranean colours seem to have come into fashion recently. I like them.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-07-27 09:34 pm (UTC)

More about Cirencester

What a fabulous photo; one of the best I've seen of The Market Place, Cirencester

More Cirencester photos can be seen at:

www.flickr.com/groups/cirencester (http://www.flickr.com/groups/cirencester)

And the Cirencester website can be found at:

www.cirencester.co.uk (http://www.cirencester.co.uk)

Hope these are of interest?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-07-28 02:51 pm (UTC)

Re: More about Cirencester

Thank you.

And I'll check out the websites.
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