In the Lens

This week I went on a day trip to nearby Lincoln, avec boyfriend.  The sun was out, and I came armed with a camera to snap the best of the historic English city’s nooks and crannies…

Lincoln - Me

What I wore…

EqualsLincoln - High waisted shortsPlusLincoln - polka dot blousePlusLincoln - cobalt shoes 3

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Lincoln is set on a hill, and to reach its old centre (away from a very tempting Topshop) you have to climb Steep Hill, which, surprisingly, is very steep.

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What I love about places outside London are the very quaint and authentic independent boutiques, like this country outfitters. Its shop window could indicate a Jack Wills branch, but it’s the real British deal.

Rural uniform…

Lincoln - Barbour jacketLincoln - Hunters

Barbour Jacket                       Hunter Wellingtons

Lincoln - tartan scarf

Tartan Scarf

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How to make a apple pie (country style)…

1.Lincoln - apples  2. Lincoln - cow

3. Lincoln - wheat   4. Lincoln - apple pie

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The cobbled thoroughfare of Steep Hill was filled to the brim with wine, fudge and cake shops, tea rooms and niche retailers. Some, appeared a little too specialist (above), until we realised they stocked too much of the vino for a respectable man of the law.

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Apart from its architectural, provincial charm, there is a rich back story to Steep Hill. The street is the traditional home of Lincoln’s Jewish community, and the building (above), dating from 1150, houses the oldest British synagogue.  A thousand years later, it remains a place of worship and a bookshop.

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An outstanding example of gothic architecture, looking at Lincoln Cathedral can never get dull. It was the tallest building in the world for 238 years…take that Dubai.

Lincoln - James

What James wore…

Equalslincoln - james shirtPluslincoln - james socksPluslincoln - james shoes

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The cathedral took 126 years to build, and I couldn’t help thinking how much has happened in the last 126 years…

lincoln - french fashion     Lincoln - grease

1920s                                                            1950s

lincoln - Twiggy     lincoln - kate moss

1960s                                                         2000s

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…camera died, but my eyes didn’t.

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