My idea of photography heaven. Converted warehouses, water, and canal boats. Hellloooooo!
I have a thing for converted warehouses. I love the retro feel, and the history the lurks behind the bricks. I'm not too sure how many warehouses there were in Gloucester Quays, but there were definitely a few!! You could tell that it would have been such a bustling quay, with transporter ships coming in and out of the ports. It is such a shame that this industry is basically non-existent these days, but it is great that it has been converted into food and drink haven, and a shopper's delight with its designer outlet village. Thank goodness that this stunning waterside location was not left to become derelict.
In the summer months I can just imagine the area being full of life, but unfortunately on the dreary March afternoon when we visited, it was bleak and not very lively. Although, I did end up taking maaaaany photographs much to the delight of my frozen boyfriend....
We had a celebratory lunch at our fav place, Zizzi, after a very successful job interview. There's nothing quite like a chilli dough based pizza to celebrate! My mouth is watering just thinking of how delicious it was......
A very intriguing cafe on a long boat took my fancy, and I just wished it was open. What a quirky idea! Sweet potato Moroccan stew with flatbread? I'm sold. I'll start queuing now. Oh, and a cosy log burner. Need I sell this to you any more?
We really enjoyed our visit to Gloucestershire, I'd love to go back someday for a holiday and more exploring. So thank you Gloucestershire for being very photogenic - I really do appreciate it.
- MM x