A sunny day in Canterbury

You know, I don’t feel much like writing today, so here are a few pics from today’s outing; feel free to ask questions, though! What I don’t have is a pic of the high-speed train that got us from St. Pancras to Canterbury, a journey of about 70 miles, in 57 minutes, so here’s a link. It’s as fast (up to 140 mph) as the Eurostar trains that go under the English Channel to Paris and Brussels, but it’s a commuter train.

Canterbury cathedral from the outside...

and one view from the inside... There were many stained-glass windows, of different ages, probably many restored.


An example of the extent of the cathedral; we loved how every time we looked through an arch, you could see more arches.

A ruined section of the cathedral, also beautiful...

OK, on to food. This is from an Italian place called Posillipo Pizzeria that had looked promising. The salad was probably more colorful than tasty (winter tomatoes, plain beans from a can), but it was nice to have a big pile of green stuff.

Andrew liked this fresh pasta with sausage and broccoli.

and the big finale: tea! from The Moat Tea Rooms. The scones were fresh from the oven, and the house blend of loose tea we had was a revelation. It was Assam plus Ceylon, and oddly it reminded me of Chinese tea, making it almost seem a shame to add milk and sugar.

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4 responses to “A sunny day in Canterbury

  1. Every time I see photos of Canterbury I remember Burr Shafer’s “Through History with J. Wesley Smith” cartoon, in which J. Wesley says, “Listen, Chaucer, if you want to go to Canterbury, GO to Canterbury, but don’t ask me to go with you — I’ve been there and it’s a very dull trip.”

    Love, Dad

  2. Gail

    astonishingly beautiful. And the salad may have been bland but the photo is gorgeous.

  3. Adding milk and sugar to tea is always a shame! It means that the tea is not right – or that it was not made right. *Sigh…* Recently I had to ‘educate’ an Englishman on how to make tea properly. Maybe now he won’t make it into the greyish brown slush I get so many times in England! No wonder that milk is added… 😉 Good tea made properly can be one of the world’s most wonderful things.

    Hope you enjoyed the scones. That is something they can’t do right over here. 🙂

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