About 3-4 weeks ago I visited the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. There are lots of buildings in Tudor style here and I will be posting more over the course. But first, this curiosity, The Nutcracker Christmas shop, where it truly is Christmas every day. No really, they do sell Christmas stuff all year round! πŸŽ…πŸ˜… #nikon #35mm

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kyle1337: Here in Michigan we have a Christmas store like that too! I cant remember if it was the biggest in the world or just the USA...

Posted: 2017 Dec 20 1:09:49 AM

kyle1337: Sorry, It's name is Bronners.

Posted: 2017 Dec 20 1:10:23 AM
charmychelle: Thanks my friend, I've just been reading about Bronners and it's billed as the largest in the world! πŸ˜ƒ This is just a cosy little place by comparison but the building is very eye-catching, as indeed are many in this beautiful town. 😊 Happy Holidays to you my friend! ✨⭐️✨

Posted: 2017 Dec 21 12:02:28 AM

demol: Unbelievable that that exist

Posted: 2017 Dec 20 6:12:20 AM

charmychelle: It is quite extraordinary...I love this time of year, but I wouldn’t really wish for it to be Christmas every day! πŸ˜… Still, it wouldn’t hurt making a one-off visit in the off-season!

Posted: 2017 Dec 21 12:09:53 AM

robert m jacob: ohh this looks like toy house , great shot

Posted: 2017 Dec 20 11:12:32 AM

charmychelle: Thanks Robert, you really can’t fail to notice this place and it would be even more noticeable during the off-season! It really is a beautiful building and I do agree with you, it does look like a toy house! Thanks a lot! πŸ˜ƒβœ¨

Posted: 2017 Dec 21 12:14:39 AM

hogman72664 or david: Thanks for reminding me of it, as you know I love Stratford - upon - Avon. It's due another visit fairly soon. I have yet to visit the MAD museum, it sounds fascinating. See you at the Costa . Take care and have a great Christmas :))xx

Posted: 2017 Dec 21 4:30:45 AM

charmychelle: Thanks again David, I didn't go inside many of the tourist spots actually, this was more of a refresher visit with the intention of returning next year. I hadn't been for several years before that, perhaps even a decade or more and I arrived at lunchtime so I didn't have too many hours to spare for a day trip using our 'reliable' public transport! πŸ˜… I did take a few photos though and that was the main thing! 😊 See you at Costa then, but for now, goodnight! xxx

Posted: 2017 Dec 22 12:05:41 AM

lowgonlowpaw: Hi Charmy, I live in Dorking its a market town, there are still lots of very old shops were you have to duck to get in because of the low doorway and inside low beams, they are a trip back in time.😘

Posted: 2017 Dec 21 4:23:59 PM

charmychelle: Hi Mike, I’ve never been to Dorking before but it sounds a wonderful place! 😊 I really love to look at the old buildings, they definitely have a certain charm to them! Stratford is closer to me (while still being quite far), I didn’t spend that much time there as I arrived quite late but I took a few photos and this, for me, was a standout. Thank you! πŸ˜„

Posted: 2017 Dec 22 10:38:58 PM

gloria siess: I remember the tudor style when I lived in the UK; have you been to Chester, England? You would love it. Great capture; very cosy!!

Posted: 2017 Dec 21 9:22:21 PM

charmychelle: Hi Gloria, yes I’ve been to Chester, though it was a long time ago and I wasn’t interested in photography at the time... My most recent visit to the area was earlier this year when I went to the zoo, which you might remember is a few miles out of the city. But you’re right, there are also many beautiful examples of Tudor architecture there and I really need to make time to see it again! 😊 I’m glad you like the photo and you’re right to use the word cosy because it really is! Thank you so much! πŸ˜„

Posted: 2017 Dec 22 11:17:30 PM

_alessandro_: Wonderful and lovely place!!! Molto bella la tua testimonianza!!!

Posted: 2017 Dec 21 10:08:25 PM

charmychelle: Grazie tanto Ale, yes, it is a wonderful place, as indeed is the whole of Stratford, many old buildings, mostly black and white with beams which is a main feature in Tudor architecture and perhaps my favourite style. 😊 Buonanotte caro amico mio! πŸ€—

Posted: 2017 Dec 22 11:51:16 PM

jerry0522: Hey guess what? I'm jealous haha no I'm really serious because we don't have medieval towns in the US :) I'm looking forward to future images of yours my friend :):)

Posted: 2017 Dec 23 1:31:41 PM

charmychelle: Aww that’s a pity...but I’ll be happy to share with you what we have here! 😊 The Tudor style is largely defined by black and white buildings with beams and it is a style that I really love. Stratford is one of a few places in UK where many of these old buildings are preserved, it’s almost like travelling back in time when one walks down the street! πŸ˜„ Naturally I would open the series with something related to Christmas, as it looks so much like how I would imagine a Christmas store to look in the old days. πŸ˜ƒ Thanks, as always, my friend! ✨⭐️✨

Posted: 2017 Dec 25 7:56:11 PM


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