The last day we were in Norwich we visited a really beautiful Victorian garden tucked away amidst the busy city. It was a really nice, relaxing place. The place is called The Plantation Garden and you can read all about it here. I took some pictures there:
The color shots are pinhole and they were made with a Terrapin Ace and Ektar 100 film. The black and white shot was made with an Olympus XA and Tri-x.
While we were in Norwich, our flat was near a really charming cobblestone lane that we walked on a lot to get from one place to another. It turns out that this is an historical place (but to be honest, what doesn’t have historical significance in Europe?). The place is called Elm Hill and I took a lot of photographs there. I watched a television documentary on Norwich that mentioned something important about the thatched roof building in a bunch of these photos, and I can’t for the life of me remember what that important thing was. And I can’t quickly Google it. But you can read about the history of it and the rest of Elm Hill here.
Incidentally, I had the best chat with the lady sitting on the bench in the Black and White photo. It turns out, she knew exactly where Portland, Oregon was because she had family living here. What are the odds?
Reality So Subtle 6×6
The day after our tour through the Norfolk coast, we visited Norwich Cathedral. Norwich Cathedral was completely, mind-blowingly amazing. It is 900 years old. Let that sink in for a moment. 900. years. old. It made me think of the book Pillars Of The Earth and I wonder if this cathedral is what the author had in mind when he wrote the book. It’s truly an amazing work of architectural art.
We had special permission to have tripods in cathedral so I shot a few pinhole photos. For whatever reason, my Olympus XA didn’t make it out of my bag that day.
Here are a few pinhole and iPhone shots.
One of our stops in Norfolk was a really cool Anglican church: St Margaret’s, Cley. It’s located in Cley Next The Sea. Here are a few photos from my iphone, pinhole camera, and 35mmcc (more geeky film photography details at the end of the post).
The pinhole camera used was a Reality So Subtle 6×6 and Ektar 100 film.
The 35mmcc used was an Olympus XA with Ferrania P30.
One of the most memorable places we visited in Norfolk was Warham Camp, which is the remnants of Iron Age settlement. I’ve said this before on this blog, but it’s really hard for me to wrap my mind around the history of the really old places I’ve visited in Europe so far. It blows my mind when I walk around places that were inhabited by people thousands of years ago. This place was simply magical.
the walk to Warham Camp
There was a tree on the site that I liked. I’m certain it isn’t as old as the settlement, but still. It had a good vibe.
Warham Camp is circular hill fort. In the photos you can see the hill and trench. This trench/hill circles the settlement and was used for defense. Here are some websites with more information about this interesting place: