On Tuesday we went to Hay on Wye, it's a pretty little town right on the northern most tip of the Black Mountains. It has the ruins of a huge castle.
The view from the car park is pretty amazing
but the main reason for visiting Hay is the bookshops.
I love books and any excuse to add to my collection cannot be passed by.
We visited several, some better than others. Hay on Wye Booksellers was one of the better ones, they had a huge stock and the lady running it was very friendly. We also visited one which is housed in the old cinema, Hay Cinema Bookshop. This is also very good, there are thousands of books but the staff are a bit offhand, still worth a visit though.
We didn't spend all our time in the bookshops, we had a wander around the town. This picture is by the side of one of the shops
he looks a bit furtive to me, maybe it's something to do with the books he is reading!
This plaster work is very pretty
pity we don't take as much trouble now with our buildings.
This shop is very eye catching
it used to be a butchers, all the tiles on the pillars have animals on them.
We came across this while walking round
very confusing. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Hay is right on the border of Wales and England and they still haven't decided who has right of way!
We had a lovely time , I hope to go back soon, you can never have too many books after all!
Hope you enjoy your weekends.
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