A quick walk around the Wiltshire city
(Photos © urban75, Aug 2011)
The sole city in the county of Wiltshire, Salisbury sits in a valley near the edge of Salisbury Plain and is home to an annual International Arts Festival held in late May to early June.
Both my visits to Salisbury have been rather brief affairs as I've only ever been here when I'm waiting for the bus to take me to the nearby Endorse It Festival.
It's a city well worth visting though, and here's another small collection of snaps from my speedy
strut through the place!
Salisbury is stuffed full of beautiful architecture.
I took time out to visit Fisherton Mill at 108 Fisherton Street, Salisbury.
An art gallery, studios and a cafe space now occupy the Victorian mill and stables, which closed in 1984.
The building spent sometime as a carpet warehouse and an illegal rave venue afterwards, before Michael main, the grandson of the original owner, rescued it and opened The Gallery.
Inside Fisherton Mill.
This Apple reseller store in the centre of Salisbury has elected to trade under the singularly unfortunate name of Stormfront - the same name as a notorious white nationalist and supremacist neo-Nazi Internet forum.
Salisbury cathedral, which was built between 1220 and 1258 and has the tallest church spire in the land.
In the gardens of Salisbury cathedral can be seen sculptures and artworks, including this piece by Sean Henry.
I'm pretty sure he's the fella who made some similar figures in the Cumberland Hotel in London.
The cathedral in all its glory.
The Walking Madonna sculpture by Elisabeth Frink.
Vast throngs of tourists head for the cathedral.
The daftly named Lazy Cow (formerly the Kings Arms) and the rather splendid former premises of Statuary, Osmond and Mason, on St John Street, Salisbury.
The former Steam Printing Works of the Wilts Country Mirror and South Wilts Express. As far as I can see, both these titles have sadly expired.
The Poultry Cross.
From the back, this curious plant creature looks a little excitable.
Waiting for the train at Salisbury station.
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