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No Datrmoor Walk, Devizes Instead + Vixen Tor

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No Datrmoor Walk, Devizes Instead + Vixen Tor

10 Apr 2022 9:45AM   Views : 344 Unique : 191

This week I hadnít been able to get out for a walk on Dartmoor because I was up in Wiltshire for a work reunion to say cheerio to my former boss. This involved some drinking on Tuesday evening therefore on Wednesday morning I needed to kill some time before the 3 hour drive back home. We were staying in the Castle Hotel in Devizes so after breakfast I took my Leica M9 out with a 35mm lens on and shot some B&W photos of the town.

PS, I did manage to get one shot on the moor Wink it's the last shot.

Castle Hotel with the Church behind it.

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Devizes is an old Market Town steeped in history with loads of interesting sculptures/architecture.

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I thought this Bug Hotel was funny but in a town like Devizes it will provide much needed habitat for all sorts of bugs.

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Devizes is also quite famous for its Canal with 29 Locks, this one is the actual Devizes Lock.

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When I was working I stayed in Devizes frequently for the last 5 or 6 years and in all that time I never had time to wander around the town like I did this week, I found a real Castle which I never knew was there. It was clearly marked as private property so I could only shoot from the outside of the grounds where I could get a glimpse of it.

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For those of you who are still here (thank you), this is a shot of Vixen Tor on Dartmoor that I managed to snag between the travelling and bad weather.

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Thatís all for this week folks, hopefully back to normal next week. As always, comments welcome.

Tags: Devizes Wiltshire Canals and Canal Boats Dartmoor Vixen Tor

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Imageryonly Avatar
Imageryonly Plus
3 203 11 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2022 12:27PM
Strangely enough, Devises is one place I have never visited, wish
I had, looks like a very interesting place to explore,

Have a good week,
David
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topsyrm Plus
12 28 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2022 12:46PM

Quote:Strangely enough, Devises is one place I have never visited, wish
I had, looks like a very interesting place to explore,

Have a good week,
David


Thanks David, you too.
turpa6 Avatar
turpa6 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2022 10:18PM
Like David i would have loved to be able to see Devises, it looks a really interesting place to visit, like you said it looks like it is full of history, Like these well taken black and white pictures show, I love the one's of the castle, such a pity you could not have gone inside i am sure you would have been able to take even more interesting pictures. I like the one of Dartmoor to.Wink
nobby1 Avatar
nobby1 Plus
18 21 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2022 10:07AM
My Mum grew up and an Aunt still lived in Devizes so I spent some time there as a child. These shots bring back some memories.
topsyrm Avatar
topsyrm Plus
12 28 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2022 3:35PM

Quote:My Mum grew up and an Aunt still lived in Devizes so I spent some time there as a child. These shots bring back some memories.

Thanks Nobby.
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