Here’s my “Thursday Doors” contribution for the excellent Norm 2.0 blog.
I went into town today to meet up with my photo walk buddies not really intending to do a door walk. The weather was cold and drizzly (nearly turned the heating back on) so not that good for taking photographs, but after a cup of coffee and a catch up we made our way to the old castle area of the town and the Newarke Houses museum.
Museum Gateway & Entrance
I used to visit this museum as a young kid, mainly to see the Daniel Lambert exhibit, he was once the heaviest person in England. Next Friday they are having a talk about historic Leicester so we are going to combine this with another photo walk.
Museum Door Detail
They think the gateway dates from the fourteenth century. The furthest building you can see through the gateway used to be a courthouse, when I was at printing college we went to the public gallery to watch a hearing as part of social studies.
Houses Through The Gateway (and doors)
St Mary De Castro Church
There’s some interesting history about the church here. There used to be a spire on the church but it had to be taken down when it became unsafe.
After this shot the battery in my camera gave out so I had to use my mobile for the next few.
Around The Graveyard
The walls are part of the old castle and apparently the holes are where they used to point canons (armory not ecclesiastical) through.
Finally I couldn’t resist this gate at the side of the museum.