Friday, 23 May 2008

A Detour to Rye

We spent last weekend in East Sussex and had a brief detour to Rye for a couple of hours. The town was very quirky with cobbled streets, unusual houses and a humorous touch.

For example this house above is called the house with two front doors and the words are spelt out on the two front doors!

The house in the picture above is called 'the house with the seat' and you can just about read this just outside the front door on the rail and it is next door to the house with two front doors. How strange is that?!!!

This is a view down one of the cobbled streets.

A tiny little cottage with a Buddha sitting in the doorway.

A pretty corner house with a dovecote on the side. You can just about see two doves just under the middle chimney.

An unusual door tells us that the middle plank was once part of a prison door. If only doors could talk.

I was drawn to this pretty rounded brickwork at the front of this house.

A very spooky alleyway. I wouldn't like to venture down there on a dark night!

The way back home. We saw lots of interesting things during our brief spell in Rye. Lots of photo opportunities but alas, not enough time.



Rye is a lovely place, you have captured many of the lovely buildings and streets in your photos, I really enjoyed seeing them. Did you discover a lovely cake shop/tearoom called Simon the Pieman, we did and bought two huge coffee meringues full of cream and ate them back in the car before our journey home! x

periwinkle said...

What a lovely little place, I like the dovecote.
Lisa x

jennyflower said...

Does anyone else remember the telly series 'Mapp and Lucia'? That was filmed in Rye which is fan-bloomin-tastic!

Gina said...

Love the cobbled streets and the unusual door with the plank...sounds like a lovely outing, with so much charm and character around :O) Gx

Sal said...

I've been to Rye just once and I thought what a charming place it was.I'd love to re-visit ,one day!Great pics!!

Katherines Dream said...

I love Rye too, we went there for our Honeymoon in February...lots of errie mists! we stayed in the Mermaid Hotel - which was very special for us then.I enjoyed a trip around the town again.
Carol xx

Ragged Roses said...

I love Rye, it's such a good place to visit. The girls love the sweet shop and I love rambling around the old streets and peering through the windows!

Dragonfly said...

Rye looks lovely...must put it on my 'places to visit' list!