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This page has photos of the places we visited in Kent, trouble was if it wasn't raining it was blowing a gale!

First off is Canterbury.

Street in Canterbury

Street scene in Canterbury

The streets leading in from the car park were interesting, odd views of the cathedral and its surrounds, cobbled streets and a lack of typical high street chain store fronts.


Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral is an historic building and is at the centre of the English Christianity.  It was a place of pilgrimage following the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170, it remains important as the Archbishop of Canterbury heads the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion.



Inside Canterbury Cathedral

Inside Canterbury Cathedral

The interior of the Cathedral is impressive yet calming, I only took two photos because there was a service in progress further along and it didn't seem respectful to be taking photos near that part.




Gate to Canterbury Cathedral Close

Outside Canterbury Cathedral Close

The area around the entrance to the Cathedral Close remains in keeping with modern commercialism kept in its place.





Ship in the Thames Estuary at Cliftonville

Next a brief stop at Cliftonville to look out over the Thames Estuary with ships waiting to come up river.


Looking across Ramsgate Harbour

Moving around the Isle of Thanet to Ramsgate and this view across the harbour showing how the town is on two levels with the road between climbing in a brick viaduct.

Crescent of houses in Ramsgate

These houses must have superb sea views being on the cliff top level of the town.


Ramsgate harbour

Ramsgate Harbour includes a ferry port with services to Ostend in Belgium.



Spirit of Ostend leaving Ramsgate

The Spirit of Ostend sailing for Ostend with the beach in the foreground.  There was a lot of building work underway near the beach, hopefully by now the area looks much better.


Deal beach

Deal beach

A couple of shots of Deal beach.



Dungeness lighthouse and power station

Dungeness at the tip of shingle spit off the Romney Marsh is unlike the rest of Kent.  The old lighthouse makes an interesting contrast with the nuclear power station.


Train arriving at Dungeness

Dungeness is the terminus of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, a narrow gauge line worked by steam engines such as No. 7 Typhoon seen arriving at Dungeness station.


I'm sure we'll visit Kent again before too long - hopefully in better weather both for walking and photography!

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