Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wayne Manor + Nottingham Goose Fair



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Two weekends ago, I basically locked myself away in my dorm room because I was feeling poorly and I didn't come out from Friday night until Sunday afternoon. After being cooped up for so long, I decided to go out and explore a bit, and I stumbled upon Wollaton Hall, better known as Wayne Manor a la Batman. It's technically a golf course and deer park, but there is also a lake and running path, and it just happens to be right across the street from my hall. Crazy. 
You have to walk quite a ways once you get through the gates...

And then you start to see the huge mansion that is Wayne Manor. 

When we visited, they happened to be having a wedding fair, so the inside was completely packed, but I'll be going back again, so I'll post photos from the inside then. Lots of the rooms are turned into interactive museum-type exhibits, so it's a bit strange, but still neat to see. 

All of the rooms in the house form a circle around this huge middle room and it's really cool from the second floor...

I especially loved all of the different crests and the little heads that reminded me of gargoyles. 

There were two main staircases in the house, one in each wing, and they both had these huge paintings. It was gorgeous. 

Close up.
Side view of the house where you can see a little bit of the deck/courtyard overlooking the grounds. 

C'est moi. 

The lake! It was really cool to find a quiet spot in the middle of the city and it was neat to see people picnicking on the groups and around the lake. 

After touring the house a bit, we made our way to the Nottingham Goose Fair. You might not know this about me, but I am absolutely in love with fairs. It's a bit out of character for me, especially because I hate festivals (way too many people way too close to me), but I just love how everyone has fun no matter how old or young they are, and it's just such a happy atmosphere. I love the music and all the yummy smelling food and cheesy prizes. I just love it. (; 






I wish I could've taken a picture of the road leading up the fair, which was completely filled to the brim with different food tents, but I'm sure all of you have been to the fair and know what I mean. All in all, it was such a great day, although a bit cold, and I got to explore parts of Nottingham that I don't normally hang out in! I also managed to find my mom's Christmas present in an antique stall outside of Wollaton Hall, so that's a plus! More adventures coming soon...

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