Friday, 16 September 2016

A little bit more of Lincoln

Hello. A few more pics of Lincoln. Here is the official web site of the Cathedral.

Wandering through the arch into Bailgate I came across a lorry loading up a portable toilet block. Not any old toilet block but a super duper luxury mobile toilet. Wow, not seen one like this before. Doesn't it look pretty. Now what about using similarly decorated shipping containers as starter homes? Good idea eh!.

And if you want to hire it you can just about make out the phone number above the door for the Ladies.

Steep Hill, is an eerrmmm, very steep hill. I walked down it and up it. Little crafty shops, and cake shops, and eateries.

The River Witham runs through Lincoln. Here is a boat about to sail underneath the High street. 
I took a walk down to Brayford Waterfront and did a circuit of it. Private boats moored, a cruise boat taking people for a ride, and a restaurant floating on the water.

The Brayford Way road bridge crosses it at one end so I took the steps up to the top to get to the other side of the water. There is a lot of building work going on and my attention was caught by a lorry getting it's load of steel unloaded. Just for nostalgia's sake I watched a while. It brought back memories, I used to deliver Condor Steel for Leicester Heavy Haulage to numerous building sites around the country just like this one. The man on the trailer is not the driver, he is a slinger. It's his job to hook up the chains and give directions to the crane driver. I am fascinated to watch how precise the crane driver and slinger work together. 

Time was getting on so I walked back up that steep hill to my car. I like Lincoln, but as with all towns and cities, after an hour in a shopping area busy with people, I just want to get out. I am a country bumpkin at heart.

The smell of Bugsy's litter box is wafting past my nose, I'm going to have to get up and clean it out. Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip


  1. Wow that cathedral is huge! Thanks for the post. I love traveling with you, haha. I especially appreciated your report on all the hostels.

  2. Would love a peek inside the Cathedral. Every room. I know one room would be pretty much like the other but it would be so fascinating to see all the nooks and crannies.
    Thanks Miss I. Beautiful.

  3. Just beautiful !

  4. I have enjoyed your tour of Lincoln very much. Like Lana, I love your travels and when I see a name I travel to Google maps for a street view. The cathedral is lovely and I enjoyed reading about it on it's site. I am currently watching Dan Cruickshank At Home on Utube, having just finished the episode on the terrace house. Interesting to see it's origin up to the present. On to the epi. on the flat. Ilona, do you know the history of your home?

  5. thanks for more interesting photos

  6. Such lovely photos - thank you.
    J x

  7. Loved looking at all your photo's Ilona. Me and Jenny went to Lincoln about 10 years ago on a coach trip to visit the Christmas Fayre. We didn't have time to visit the Cathedral or the Castle so I want to go again, but it will have to be next year now. I want to see that building on the bridge - it looks really unusual. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit :)

  8. I would love to visit the cathedral. Beautiful photos.

    Looking at the cathedral website, I was at first dismayed that there is a charge to tour much of the cathedral. But visiting the nave is free and early morning and late afternoon are free. I do understand that it takes a lot of money to keep the cathedral in good repair so I guess a charge is understandable.

    You got your exercise on Steep Hill from the way it appears.

  9. I've become familiar with Lincoln since I met and married Lovejoy his mum lives just outside in Skellingthorpe and we visit regularly. Steep hill is fab really quirky and I love the usher art gallery. Your pics are wonderful I must take some next time I go I don't know why I've not done so before lol


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