Sunday, January 27, 2008

Exploring The Southampton Walls

I went out later today then as planned to further explore the city. I was a bit tired yesterday which explains my early return to the crib. The good thing about today's venture was that I return with a map that I bought from the Tourist Information Center. I also took a chance to snap a couple of pictures of the tourist spots.

Titanic Memorials

One Of The Many Titanic Memorials


Titanic set sail from Southampton on its maiden journey which resulted in a lot of memorials scattered around the city in the memory of those who lost their lives. The main city of Southampton is also surrounded by an ancient wall and is well preserved.

Southampton Walls

Walking Next To The Southampton Walls


I came across the Archaeology Museum and popped in. The Museum is free and I believe is a part of the walls which will give you a good feel on how it is to be inside it.


Museum


Archaeology Museum


Having a chat with the nice lady at the Tourist Information Center also made me realize there are free weekly guided tours along the Southampton walls. It starts at 10.30 a.m on Sundays and the meeting location is at Bar Gate as pictured below:


Bar Gate

Bar Gate


I will be joining the walking tour next week and stay tune for my blog post about it.

Cheers.

4 comments:

Song Yia said...

Looks like you discover quite abit. How did you take pictures of yourself?

You also need to get yourself a haircut when you are back.

bennyong said...

I do need a hair cut, I agree. Well, I took the pics using the timer function and posing a bit and there. It looks uncanny though for an Asian to be smilling to a pillar or etc if you are a passer by, Lucky enough, I did not get any stare. Well, I will take you around when you are here.

Cheryl Leong said...

I was about to ask the same Q as Song Yia :p Nice places tat u visited also

bennyong said...

Desperate times need desperate measures which is why I have to resort to trying to take the picture myself.