Starting of at Eastgate we we proceeded in a clockwise direction visiting and viewing interesting places and people along the way.
Terraced streets like this were very much a common sight in the not so distant past but due to redevelopment they have diminished considerably.
As is the rear
People Chester Racecourse was busy getting ready for race day
The Grandstand looking very grand
This is not a good example but the canal at this point was cut through solid rock.
Not everyone has a Rhinoceros on their veranda
Continuing on I was attracted by the reflections of my colleagues on the windows of a very modern building that was adjacent to the city wall
Alison & Aileen
We stopped off to explore Chester Cathedral which was a real treat.
We were greeted by wall of welcome in various languages as we entered the cathedral which I thought spoke for the whole city. Which is I found a place of welcome.
This is for the beneifit of Mrs Tootlepedal
These vaulted ceilings are a true work of architectural genius
Probably the highlight of my day was listening to this orchestra practice whilst we were in the cathedral. I'm not into classical music in a big way but listening to them, I could be converted.
After our walk round the wall we were ready for something to eat so we thought it would be a good idea to find somewhere by the riverside. After looking at several places and finding them very busy due to race day we did manage to get an excellent meal in the Boathouse by the river dee, if you are ever in Chester I recommend it for beer, food and especially the staff.
After lunch we took a leisurely walk by the riverside enjoying the atmosphere.
My colleagues Aileen, Ian and Alison
We decide to return to the racecourse, which you could view the whole circuit from the elevated road side. Things had hotted up since we passed by earlier and a good party atmosphere was under way.
Every thing's well under control
"approaching the bend"
the final straight
It was now time to head back to where we were to be picked up. On the way I had to admire some of the old and new architecture.
The journey home was like the journey there; smooth and comfortable.