Durham is a city in the Durham County famous for the Norman Cathedral and the Durham Palace. The City is also famous for the Durham University and also the river Wear, which flows through the city. We visited Durham on Saturday, October 16th 2010. During this time, most of the street leading up to the Cathedral and the Castle had been dug up and was being reconstructed.
The River Wear that flows through the city. Waters of the river are mostly clear. The yellow substance that you are seeing floating on the surface is mostly dried grass and weeds.
St. Nicholas Church at the market place.
The Shakespeare Tavern is the smallest and most haunted pubs in Durham and probably the whole of England. It was built in the 12th century. In 2006, a team of paranormal experts conducted some research at the tavern and confirmed that the pub is indeed haunted.
The entrance to the Durham Palace. We got a huge discount for the guided tour because we went in a group of 10 and were students.
Photography was not allowed inside the castle but here is one picture of the exteriors. The castle itself serves as the student accommodation for Durham University. It has a main hall, a huge kitchen, some extremely old creaky staircases, and a very eerie chapel.
Back to the River Wear. Water was clear and the reflections were absolutely brilliant.
This walk way has been built along the banks of the river and is about 1.5 kms long. The path is most beautiful where one can spend some time alone is deep meditation.
Some wines had englufed the entire floor and had also overtaken some of the trees. The resulting view was magnificient.
Reflection of trees in the clear waters of the river.
The Old Elvet Bridge and its reflection in the water of the river. The photo was clicked on the way back from the riverside walk
A late evening shot of the river.