old pubs, closed graves, boats named after famous women, and a theater experience of a lifetime


last week we all took a coach (aka a bus..."coach" sounds so fancy, doesn't it?!)
to stratford-upon-avon to see the royal shakespeare company perform
"the merchant of venice."

we started out by finding food, and just haphazardly ran into the oldest
pub in the city, and decided to eat there.
my tea was perfect, and the curry was so comforting.

we tried to hurry and run to shakespeare's grave, but were too late.
at least we got to stroll around the church grounds and look at the headstones.
very pretty city indeed. hoping to have time to go back and explore.

i had never seen the merchant of venice performed before
so i didn't really know what to expect.
i was worried, at first, when i saw that it was a las vegas theme...
but it ended up fitting the plot and characters quite well.
and, to top it all off, i was really thrilled to see patrick stewart
play shylock, the rich jewish money-lender.

was a great night. next week we go back to see macbeth!


GailO said...

Wonderful photos of a wonderful experience! Everyone does look a little bit bundled up for July though:)

Tiffany Kadani said...

Okay, Ophelia is a wonderfully ironic name for a boat. I like it!

Gorgeous photos. I find myself torn between taking pictures and just taking it all in. Then I kick myself for not having my camera. Everything here is so photo worthy!

Ana Degenaar said...

I cannot explain how much I'm loving your posts. Such a treat!

ALFIE said...

those boats are incredible.
& that graveyard is pure magic!

the world you're living in is a dream!

Anonymous said...

this is pure eye candy for me, your blog is such a treat!

the wild magnolia said...

The boat, smooth water, and green-green grass, all very inviting.

Stunning pub, old building and graveyard.

I'm having a blast.

Rhianne said...

I love Straford, we were there only a couple of months ago and I took so many photos - Shakespeares Grave is definitely worth seeing, the church insideis just beautiful.

Netti said...

To say I'm jealous of your life right now would be a MASSIVE understatement. I'm ridiculously jealous!!! This is so much fun to see your pictures and read about what you are doing, loving it! Highlights of my day are seeing all your pictures of England!