Cirencester is about 150 km west northwest of London. It took us 2 hours and 40 minutes to get there by bus.
Cirencester used to be an important Roman area. You can tell that from its stone architecture, which is different from that of other British towns.
Cecily Hill Gate. It is now used as part of Cirencester College.
Vegetable and fruit shop.
The doors to houses are not very tall. It's rather quiet on the streets.
The Church of St. John Baptist. In this church, there are pillars left from the Roman and Norman periods. The lady that works there wanted us to feel the traces of time by touching them. Britain is a country with a long history, I find that the British people are easily moved when it comes to witnessing historical artefacts.
Behind the church is an elegant and serene cemetery.
We were impressed by the locals' friendliness as soon as we arrived in Cirencester. People are used to approaching us for a small talk before moving on. This is the antique market on Friday.
Even when I was murmuring to myself in mandarin in the pub, a young man asked if I was conversing with him.
Cirencester is very small. After strolling for less than two hours, we had the feeling that we had visited all the major tourist attractions. Since we still got a whole afternoon, we decided to follow the young people that walked along the stone wall.
We thus discovered Cirencester College in Cirencester Park. In Taiwan, strangers are not allowed to walk into schools without any permission. We not only went in, and the staff even greeted us warmly. Well, that saved us the trouble of faking to be the new transfer students.
We had even planned to try the lunch that cost only 1.25 pounds in the student canteen!
There were also students that had lunch outdoors.
Still others went on a hike in the park.
Cirencester Park is a vast piece of land vibrant with the green color.
There is a parking lot for the caravans in the park.
Cirencester is a very major market town in the Cotswold, which is known for the landscape of rolling hills and farm fields in southwest England.
These photo shots record scenery we saw while we were strolling along the roads. Almost every resident living here would caress Amigo when passing by.
In the end we went to the highlight of the trip: Corinium Museum.
I couldn't say we received cordial welcome, but at least there were free drinks.
In fact, this was a rather small exhibition to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the queen (1952-2012). Many town folks were well dressed, and those who didn't felt kind of bad.
There are all kinds of celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee in the town, and we felt the queen's importance here.
My red double-decker is in the middle.
It was printed onto magnet and cards.
Li-wen's image was printed into a card that costs 2.5 pounds each!
This is the winner of the competition.
After leaving my footprint here, I am about to go home!