Friday, 22 November 2013

Walking Around Rye - Pt. 2

Back in Rye for this post. You may remember a few posts ago when I posted on The Mermaid Inn in Rye.
This post concentrates on the Saturday afternoon of our house church weekend away. Saturday afternoon is always free time so having a cousin nor too far away we planned to meet up with them in Rye.

Here we have parked the car and are off to meet with them.

We meet at the church at the top of the hill here

and go up to the top of the tower for some photographs 

Looking down over the town

and to the south with Rye Castle in the centre.
Rye, a lovely Medieval town, was at one time surrounded by the sea on 3 sides and dates back to Norman times

Our way back down
These wooden steps lead to a very steep and narrow stone stairway

As we leave the church we look left

and then right where we see the Town Crier
he is here to announce a wedding

walking down the hill

and looking back 

The wedding party has walked down the hill to their wedding reception at the above hotel. We did not wait for the bride and groom to come out onto the balcony

We make for one of the many tearooms

It is cold and my cousin and I have lots to talk about

the pub opposite

with the old bell at the entrance

After a good visit we make our way back to our starting point

and say our goodbyes
my cousin is camera shy when it comes to the net
don't say I blame her

and lastly a photo from a previous Summertime visit
This was a quick visit but in the next posts I will be taking you walking round the oldest and most beautiful parts of this lovely town as when the conference is over Alan and I will be staying in the area another two nights


kreativehaende said...

what a locely English town! athat reminds me on chief inspector Barnaby...
have a nice week end

Zafaran said...

Its so beautiful and I feel like I entered a wonderful storybook! Absolutely love the pics!!

Sara said...

Another enjoyable stroll through one of your English towns! That last photo is quite stunning; Rye must be especially amazing to see in spring and summer.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a beautiful place to visit. I especially enjoyed the picture of the town crier. The view from the bell tower was a little breathtaking, bur wonderful too. You are blessed to have such sights to visit.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

WHAT a charming town, Barbara!! Your view from the church tower was wonderful! So many lovely buildings and darling little shops to visit. I so hope that one day my husband and I can visit England again. I'll have to put this town on our list of places to see. :)

Thanks for sharing with us and I hope you have a great weekend.



Vee said...

The Town Crier looked so nice and cheerful! I was tickled by the little boy in his stroller. Too cute, but obviously concerned about something. What gorgeous ivy and flowers on the last photo taken during a summertime visit.

Terri said...

You should be paid by the Ministry of Tourism, Barbara. I loved England when we visited years ago, and now again through your photos. Makes me want to go again!

ChrisJ said...

A beautiful town! It reminds me of Conwy.

Cathy said...

Enjoyed the tour of Rye!

La Petite Gallery said...

We have so many towns named for the English towns. There is Rye NY, a very posh town. This town is pretty big and is like a movie set.
Thanks for the great tour.
Stay warm and be well. Looking
forward to your posts.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you Barbara, this is a gorgeous town and I loved each and every photo.

cyclopseven said...

As the eyes lead us the soul rejoice silently. Great shots, always:)

Lorrie said...

What a charming village. Love the view from the church tower. Glad you could meet and visit your cousin there.

Gracie Saylor said...

I just scrolled back through your last few posts and was surprised I missed so many while we have been celebrating birthdays and anniversaries here in the last few weeks. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Alan and you, Barbara! The towns you have been touring are interesting, and I am especially taken by Brighton! I also greatly admire the cobalt blue lantern you have set in your garden. The views from the church tower in this post remind me of the viewing perspective I had from a church tower in Newberryport, MA, years ago...and such an adventure climbing up and down to see :)

Lori Zehr said...

Lovely, thank you for the tour!

Needled Mom said...

I love the view of the rooftops! It looks like a delightful place to meet up for a day of strolling.