Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Lake District Saga
Beatrix Potter Gallery which is housed in the former law offices of Beatrix's husband, William Heelis. Many of the featured drawings were from The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, which is celebrating it's 100th anniversary this year. After the Gallery, many of us enjoyed shopping in Hawkshead.
This morning, we packed our bags and boarded the coach for Keswick, which is located on Derwent Water. It is one of the Lake District's busiest tourist towns. Many of us visited The Derwent Pencil Museum where we learned that author/illustrator Raymond Briggs used Derwent colored pencils to create the illustrations in The Snowman. The informational video included a clip from the video of The Snowman.
Many of us also found that along with a beautiful lakeshore, featuring the award winning Hope Park garden, there is also an excellent chocolatier in the High Street. Check out Ye Old Friars of Keswick--they deliver via post.
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