I've been to Chester a lot down the years as I have frequented Alexanders Jazz Theatre's comedy nights roughly Bi-annually since the mid-nineties (Well I wouldn't go there for the jazz) but I've never stopped and had a proper look round so had no idea about the extent of the City Walls. I just thought there was a small section close to the gig (It's address is 1, City Walls) and seeing as I had a day to kill I took a punt, walked up the steps onto the wall and proceeded to spend the best part of an hour circumnavigating the entire city. It was brilliant. The walls are punctuated with plaques offering information and I was left in no doubt that the walls had been built for one reason and one reason alone - to keep the bloody Welsh out! Here are a few views from the wall, as I wandered around
|A typically spectacular Chester street|
|Sadly the Chester ring-road is not spectacular and I went through this bloody arch at least four times before I finally found the hotel car park.|
|These are the ruins of the Roman Gardens and NOT the remains of Enforcement Droid 209 from Robocop|
|I can't remember why I took this picture|
|This is an impressive bit of the old castle, with added knocking-off workman|
|This is a clock. I said "clock"|
As usual I can't remember the name of the bar we went to after the gig because everything started getting a bit blurry and Silky then dropped the bombshell that he couldn't have a late one as he was getting the train to Poland the next day.
That's like going to the moon on a space hopper.