Menotouring - exploring an old haunt

I spent most of my school life in Suffolk and a good deal of it just outside of Ipswich.  That is where I met Aitch and Our Friend and several other great pals.  Ipswich was of course the main shopping point and I have fond memories.  When Aitch asked what I would like to do with my Thursday, I said I would like to go visit the town centre again.

So after a leisurely morning and baked potato lunch, we headed off.


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The thing I have always remembered and delighted in once more, is the range of architecture.  


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...what's Aitch staring at then???







Ohhhhh I see; quite a young drain pipe that...

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10 comments:

  1. Oh Auntie Yam, you have made mum cry!!!! She has showed me these photos and told me all about your afternoon in Ipswich shopping - did you bring something back for me??? We loved having you to stay for those few short days and remembering your childhood days in Suffolk. Lady Vicki xx

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  2. We also have a Ipswich nothing like yours ours is in Queensland a bit drier and dustier. Yours has some wonderful buildings.
    Merle................

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  3. The plaster (I assume) relief on the buildings is awesome. It almost seems like a fairy tale village.

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  4. I agree,that architecture is beautiful!

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  5. A nice reminder of the wealth of architecture in English towns. By comparison, so much in the north of Scotland is plain and austere.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  6. Hari OM
    LV - oh dear...happy tears I trust?! Tell mum to prepare herself for tomorrow's post then...8-o

    Joanne - yes, plaster relief. I loved the level of preservation in evidence. Sometimes going back to places of memory can be disappointing. This definitely did not!!!

    Taffy - indeed it is!!

    Bertie/Gail - mostly I agree, though of course the requirements were different as the environment is more demanding in the North...and it has it's own gems, of course!!

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  7. Never been there, may have to pay a visit sometime

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  8. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

    These pictures are wonderful. Looks like a lovely place to visit!

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  9. Hari OM
    oops I missed responding to Merle; yes I have been to Ipswich QLD of course - not a patch on the original!!

    Bill - it really is a pretty town and you should def put it on your list!

    Mr Pip/Ruby - Hello!!! It certainly is. The little Tudor lanes are a positive delight.

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  10. Your photos are always super, even when taken on a very grey day. What gorgeous buildings.

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