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England, Part 4

posted Dec 3, 2017, 2:58 PM by Phil Spitze   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 12:44 PM ]
This is the final installment, Part 4, Days 5-7:  Leeds to Plymouth to Manchester, England and back to Philly and Ithaca.  Plymouth is the largest town on the southern coast and is a seaside city.  It was far enough to fly, so my co-worker Phil Morgan and I hopped down and back again on 45 minute flights from Manchester.  This part of the trip was to deliver some training to a fairly new customer to help them along with our software.  It was also Phil's first time to Plymouth, so we had a great time exploring.

Plymouth, UK = 250,000
- Madison, WI = 252,000
- Providence, RI = 180,000

Right from our hotel windows we could see the ruins of the Charles Church, dating back to the late 1600's!

Being a coastal town, there of course was a marina.  :-)

Lovely architecture and old cobblestone streets were everywhere!

A fun side door with a fisherman relief as the keystone.

Weathered fisherman.

All you need to catch dinner.  :-)

This is the first time I've ever seen a spiral staircase used as a fire escape. 

Another cobblestone street - this is a one-way track.

This is one of the oldest buildings in Plymouth.  Records have been confirmed for 1608!  It's a museum and currently closed for preservation work.

Another spiral staircase on the back of the museum.  Probably not from 1608!

Manchester, England from the airplane on my last night in the UK.

Returning home to the Ithaca airport, we were treated to a wonderful sunset.  Here are a few iPhone shots...




That's it for this time.  I'm excited to go back in 2018 and will hopefully get to spend some time in the countryside with my camera!

Have a great holiday season!

-PHIL