As it is my plan to visit as many different places in the UK as I can, Rebecca and I went to Peterborough on a shopping trip the other week. We had so much fun! The place is not particularly charming (except for the cathedral area as all historical places are interesting in my book) but it was certainly a good variation of what we can find in Grantham, which is not a lot. There are a lot of shops to go into so we visited the sales at H&M and Primark, had a gander in the charity shops (I did find a couple of interesting things, yay!) and crowned the day by visiting the best shop in town – the Sue Ryder vintage shop.
What I wore: Silk Dress – Bought brand new with tags at the Salvation Army in Florida, Bag – Target, Shoes – Office (via Ebay), Head Bow – H&M
The Peterborough cathedral is definitely worth visiting. I didn’t take any photos inside but I will tell you that the abside (the circular bit behind the altar) was absolutely breathtaking. The stone archways and all the details on the ribbed vaulting which are typical of gothic architecture have been the most beautiful I’ve seen in a while. Also the wood ceilings are profusely decorated and worth spending some time looking at them. I had no idea that Catherine of Aragon (Henry the VIII first wife) was buried there and apparently Mary Queen of Scots was there until she was moved back to Scotland. I always like these little brushes with history when I go visit places.
A bit of Art Deco architecture doesn’t hurt anyone. A simple example of it but still very elegant nonetheless.
We finished the shopping trip by visiting the Sue Ryder vintage shop. It was great: everything is organized by decades and there was a lot of good stuff to look at and buy. The prices are not dirt cheap but still fairly affordable. I fell in love with one of the fitting rooms, going in there with all the pink, the antique mirrors and collages just made me smile.
This handsome boy was helping collect funds for a great dane rescue society. He was so nice and friendly, he even smiled for the camera!
All in all I had a really nice day with Rebecca in Peterborough and hope to do another day out like this soon. I am adding this post to Patti’s Visible Monday over at Not Dead Yet Style. Have a lovely week everyone!