Took advantage of some time off this week, to spend some time back at the Exeter Christmas Market.
Adventuring up a viewing tower, I was struck by the sight of the Royal Clarence Hotel (which was destroyed back in October 2016), over looking the food court section of the Exeter Market.
Found near the front of The Exeter Cathedral in Devon, a smaller Lego based cousin can be found.
A team of volunteers are involved in both putting the Lego Cathedral together, and speaking to members of the public about the project. The website nicely sums up the idea behind the project:
The Big LEGO® Build is an exciting project to help members of the project discover and engage with the challenges of maintaining the ‘fabric’ (buildings) at Exeter Cathedral. Thanks to donations from people like you, we have already made progress towards building a 300,000 piece model of the Cathedral from LEGO bricks.
We popped down to have a look while exploring the Exeter Christmas market. While the small one wasn’t keen on adding a brick to the Lego Cathedral herself, as you can see, she was more then up for exploring the Lego Cathedral. (Possibly at risk of appearing as a giant monster compared to the Lego guys.)
More details can be found on the Exeter Cathedral website.
The Crowds gathering and looking around the Exeter Christmas Market this morning, all in the shadow of the Exeter Cathedral.
By the time lunch time hit, this area was fairly full.
(Note for Exeter Gluten Free People… The Crepe place here does gluten free crepes, which don’t taste like cardboard. Which, in my humble opinion makes this a far better market then last year)
With the dark nights drawing in, I took the chance the other evening to play with the NightCap app on my phone.
Photo possibly looks better on a smaller screen…
I feel a bit more experimentation is needed.
The hunt for Geocaches the other day, led us to The Goat Walk in Topsham, Devon; where the stillness of the Exe Estuary, led the Small One to want to encourage me to throw pebbles into the still water.
I naturally obliged.
The two of us hanging out there, was one of those times where you are mentally dragged away from the pressures of work, that to do list of things of things to do at home disappears, and the existence of anything that drags you away from the moment is forgotten.
It’s arguably a little bit of heaven.
Thanks to the small one, wanting to make ripples in the stillness.
Is this a photo of a beautiful sunrise, or is it a comment on congestion into Exeter during rush hour?
Or is it both?
Either way, if any public transport providers would like to use this in their advertising, please feel free to drop me a line on Twitter.
When Little Explorer played with the chickens at Greendale Farm, Near Exeter in Devon.
Well its not finished yet, but this is sunset over the Exeter Ikea.
As it currently stands…
You can almost taste the meat balls…
At the risk of saying something obvious, but the Exeter Ikea seems to have got big!