19.4.14

Getting to know home

Hi guys! So yesterday we spent the day looking around our new hometown and taking in some of the spectacular sights that Portsmouth has to offer. My sister popped over with her husband and my niece and so we all ventured out into the blissfully beautiful weather to explore a little more of this place. I can't believe how much there is to see and do in Portsmouth, but it seems like there is something waiting around every corner and I love how much the place is steeped in history! There are a lot of monuments and public information boards dotted around which point to local spots where Nelson was greeted by crowds right before his departure from England aboard his ship, HMS Victory. The ship itself, which famously fought in the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, is now preserved as a museum ship. It's situated literally a stones throw away from us and so I'm hoping to take a day out soon to have a good old explore! (Sorry I have a strange obsession with maritime history since studying it at uni...it still fascinates me!)
Anyway, here are some photos of our lovely day in the sun....seriously, it was actually a hot summer's day yesterday....please last!!







The Royal Garrison church, as you can see, today it is preserved as a ruined building, but at the far end there is an enclosed chapel and it is SO stunning inside! We had a little nosey on our walk and a lady inside was telling us all about the history of this church which was originally built in the early 1200's. I was particularly taken with the stained glass windows which are post WWII, in some of them you can see figures of soldiers dressed in the familiar brown uniform.









I hope you enjoyed these photos, there will be plenty more coming your way soon!
Love Bunty
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