In Gunwharf Quay there was a group of talented musicians, playing outside a busy shop (Ralph Lauren).
The instruments were a didgerydoo (sp?), bongo drums, guitars, and a saxaphone.
The didgerydoo was the main instrument, and the others complimented it... the music was jazzy and mellow.
Children were dancing to it, especially this little girl in pink :)
This kind of attraction attracts shoppers, as it makes their shopping experience all the more enjoyable.. and they werent untalneted buskers, they were very talented!
Upon seeing the Garrison...
Upon seeing the Garrison Church one could not help but think of an incomplete two story building. This church is certainly not stunning in appearance though it has considerable historical significance.
"See the Warships"
"hardway" is on the Gosport side and is a good view point to see the Battleships at anchor.
The history goes a bit like this:
In October 1943 lorries began tipping brick rubble from the Bomb Sites of Portsmouth over the sea wall at the end of Priory Road; by April 1944 a pier had been added and the Hardway D-Day invasion ramp was ready for use. The next year was indeed Hardway's 'Finest Hour', when thousands of British and Foreign troops, tanks, guns and vehicles were embarked for Normandy, cheered on by the local residents who made every effort to make their short stay in Hardway as pleasant as possible.
South West Trains: From...
South West Trains: From Waterloo, Southampton and Basingstoke.
Connex South Central: From London Victoria, Brighton and Bournemouth.
South Wales and West: From Cardiff, Bristol and Salisbury.
For all train times and fares call National Rail Enquiries on (0345) 48 49 50.
The Bus services in Portsmouth are very good and reliable. There are 2 companies that run the buses and information can be gained at these numbers.
Provincial Buses Ltd : (01329) 232208
Stagecoach Coastline: (01243) 783251
THE HISTORIC DOCKYARD 1
Portsmouth has an extraordinary collection of world-famous warships and naval museums.
One of the top attractions is the Mary Rose, a Tudor warship that sank near Portsmouth but has been recovered from the seabed. What remains of the hull sits inside a shed, sprayed by preservative chemicals, a process expected to last until 2009.
Included in the admission to see the Mary Rose is its exhibition hall where the treasures surrendered by the sea are on display. The silt on the seabed protected items made of leather, wood and silk. You can see longbows, pewter jugs, clothing, ammunition...even the peppercorns used by the sailors to spice their food!
I used part of the above photo of the Mary Rose as question no. 2 in my Europe quiz. Did my hints ('merry' and 'arose') help?
Have you taken my MYSTERY TOUR of Europe yet? It's a travelogue on my Europe page.