We made a spontaneous visit to the Lincolnshire town of Stamford today. It's a delightful Georgian market town and, despite the grey weather, it was a joy to explore its narrow streets.
My favourite building was Browne's Hospital, a medieval almshouse in the centre of the town. The chapel there was only open by appointment but the cloisters offered some beautiful photo opportunities.
As we wandered the shopping streets we took a momentary diversion to investigate a small courtyard of shops, from where I could see two kingfishers painted on the rear of a building. The combination of these, with an abandoned buggy and some rather dilapidated gates gave an altogether different view of the town - quite a contrast to the Georgian architecture elsewhere.
6 January 2017