Thursday, April 5, 2012

Roamy visits Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare!

Rushing from the car park, Roamy couldn't wait to view the River Avon first. The thought of a 3.5mile ramble straight after his breakfast of wild mushrooms on toast wasn't Roamy's idea of fun, but Stratford Boat Club and their accompanying river craft was a much better option for his wee sea-legs.
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
Gower Memorial, Stratford-upon-Avon
This memorial to Shakespeare is situated in Bancroft Gardens in Stratford.





The seated figure of William Shakespeare is flanked by life-size statues of Lady Macbeth, Prince Hal, Hamlet, Henry V, and Falstaff, representing Philosophy, Tragedy, History, & Comedy. The memorial was sponsored by Lord Ronald Sutherland -Gower, who presented it to the town of Stratford in 1888.

Resting on Lady Macbeths hands, Roamy looks a little uneasy with her dour expression .





For a little light relief, our tiny hero visits Falstaff and they certainly got on like 'a house on fire' both sharing stories of lifes adventures. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falstaff


 


Alas Poor Roamy....Hamlet contemplates about Yoricks skull along
with a very small, additional cast member .




Royal Shakespeare Company - Theatre




Running to the bridge en route to the theatre, he stops and waits for a quick photo




Inside the gift shop our wee friend loses himself within Shakespeares literary gems




Finding the books a little hard going, Roamy decides to have a bit of fun with toys of William S, Bottom the donkey and his old mate Hamlet




Shakespeares Birthplace
Shakespeare's Birthplace is a restored 16th-century half-timbered house situated in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, where it is believed that William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and spent his childhood years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare%27s_Birthplace 









Shakespeare Everywhere
There is no doubt in Roamy's mind as to who used to live in Stratford:
Hotel





Even a bank



At the end of our exploring we decide it's time to find a tea-room
 and some of Roamy's favourite things - CAKES!







We've absolutely loved spending time with and getting to know Roamy. He's a real little gentleman and we'll all miss him.  Keep following his blog -  the wee chap's off to another country in the British Isles next - Wales



Opposite the main building, Roamy finds a life-ring is the perfect place to take a rest and view the theatre. http://www.rsc.org.uk/visit-us/rst/ 

8 comments:

  1. What fun! Now I feel as if I must book a trip!

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  2. Roamy is one LUCKY gnome. Wish I could've gone with him!!

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  3. Roamy is having a good trip so far. Maybe he'll get to sing a wee bit in Wales.

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  4. What has happened to Roamy? Should we be worried that he's in need of a rescue?

    Or perhaps he's competing in the Olympics?

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  6. Great photos. Shakespeare (in the 4th picture)looks like he is hiding a light saber behind his back
    Regards

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