Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Worldly Wednesday: Norwich, Norfolk

Last Friday Nan and I travelled to Norwich to meet my agency consultant to meet in person for the first time. Norwich is about a 40 minute trip on the train from where I live (Oulton Broad), and we left at a decent time in the morning.

Here are some pictures from the train.

The night before we left, we had written down Google Maps directions to get from the train station to the agency. Of course, we got lost. Luckily, we've met some very friendly people who were helpful in giving directions. We finally made it to the agency and had a lovely chat with my consultant.

Afterwards, we took a stroll through the market place, which was on a pedestrianized road lined with shops.

My consultant had told us about Norwich Castle and how we should visit it if we had the time.

On our way up to the castle!

The castle has been turned into a museum, so, there is a 'castle' part of the museum as well as displays of art, animals, and history.

This is a very large tea pot.

Here are instructions on how to don a toga. They even had togas to practice with. Of course I had to try it out too! Unfortunately the togas were only made for small people, oh well.

Going into the castle!

This is the entrance to the stairwell (one of those narrow twisty ones)

 Heading down the stairs (I started to feel claustrophobic half way down).

 In the basement of the castle they showed different types of prison set-ups and torture devices.

Here are some pictures from the balcony of the keep.

Look at the brave knight!

Here is a shot from the top of the well that was in the castle.

Inside the castle they had a smaller diorama of what the castle would have looked like back when it was in use.

Here is one of the many arrow slits in the walls.

Beautiful stained glass windows.

I took this photo walking back to the train station as we crossed a bridge, what a view!

That's all for this weeks

I hope you enjoyed my pictures from Norwich! I look forward to reading about what you all have been up to. Please link up below, and have a great week (you're half-way there!).

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  1. Such great photos! I need to go on another trip so I can link up! Lol! Did the castle make you think of teaching Grade 4 Medieval Times? Have a great day!
    Grade 4 Buzz

    1. It did! As I was walking through I was taking pictures of things that I could show to my future grade 4 classes (Teacher Gods willing) of parts of the castle that I know are in the curriculum. It's funny how, once your a teacher, you start seeing everything from a teachable moment viewpoint.

  2. I'd love to link up for Worldly Wednesday! I'm studying abroad here in the UK (student teaching) and am having quite the experience! :) It's all been really "brilliant" so far. Will you open up a linkz for another Worldly Wednesday soon?

    - Sarah Beth
    Miss White's Classroom

    1. Hello! I've been so busy with school that I haven't had a chance to blog in a while. I'll make another link-up post next wednesday!