Shrewsbury

It's been a very long time since I've been to Shrewsbury, an old market town dating back to 800 AD in the rural county of Shropshire. It rained a bit, but it was still enjoyable with some lovely old buildings and interesting alleys and narrow streets. Next time it's a trip around the castle and the abbey - for this time, here are a few shots:

 The Severn surrounds the town on three sides - and looked particularly silty [aka mucky] today.

The Severn surrounds the town on three sides - and looked particularly silty [aka mucky] today.

 Clive presiding over the market square.

Clive presiding over the market square.

 The Bear Steps - lots of rain; no bears.

The Bear Steps - lots of rain; no bears.

 Lunch in the Bear Steps Tea Room

Lunch in the Bear Steps Tea Room

 ...was very nice indeed :)

...was very nice indeed :)

 The view from the window of the Quirky Tea Room - so called, I think, because of the all pervading yet not quite identifiable smell within.

The view from the window of the Quirky Tea Room - so called, I think, because of the all pervading yet not quite identifiable smell within.

 White Stuff had the right idea...

White Stuff had the right idea...

I really mustn't leave it so long next time. I'll also bring the sun with me!