As always when I’m travelling in London or elsewhere I tend to keep my camera close at hand. Cities like London are great for spotting unusual architecture or a brief snapshot of history. I certainly wasn’t disappointed on a recent trip. Just up from the Clink Prison Museum is the only remaining section of Winchester Palace.
The Palace, near the Clink Prison Museum and Southwark Cathedral, was the residence of the Bishops of Winchester. Destroyed by fire in 1814 all that now remains are a few walls and the beautiful rose window below. I had seen that the remains were nearby, but hadn’t appreciated how close they actually were to the Clink; it was certainly one of those moments when I was glad I turned right instead of left.
Also nearby is The Golden Hinde, a full sized reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake’s galleon. There is an exhibition on board, but I didn’t have time to take a look.
And then a sight I never get tired of, the Thames with St Paul’s in the background.