Another Quay Perspective

I wasn’t intending to post for Jo’s Monday Walk this week, the skies have been so grey that my photos have been depressing! But then yesterday I grabbed a dry hour, took the dogs out, and the light turned out to be quite pretty. I had a lift to Colleton Crescent, from where I could drop down to the quayside, but first I went along to see the view.


If you can see the crescent from the quay the reverse should be possible I thought.

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Here’s the crescent, Georgian and built in 1800, it stands on a sandstone bluff over the Exe and was even painted by Turner in 1827. In 2013 one of these houses sold for nearly 1.5 million, so this is a crescent of privilege.


Time to head on downwards, I like the shapes in this photo, the right fork of water is the canal.


I like these little houses but they must get a lot of passers by.


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I’d usually walk across the wooden bridge but there were lots of swans gathered on it, someone was feeding them and besides terriers and swans don’t get on!
But that’s okay, we walked along Commercial road. This area used to be clubland when I was in my teens, and I haven’t walked that way for years. I’m glad I did because of these two gates.

Back along a footpath to the river and over the blue bridge.


Where the footpath up river is flooded.


The terrace is at the top of this photo and I was picked up again so my shortย walk is over.

14 thoughts on “Another Quay Perspective

  1. The river is well swollen, Gilly. This is in Exeter, isn’t it? I’m never sure how close you live. Glad you managed to get out and about under brighter skies. Jude will be envious ๐Ÿ™‚ (but I bet you’ve got some great winter garden shots for her!)
    Those gates are fab! It all looks very English, doesn’t it? And proud to be so ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much, sweetheart.

  2. Great photos of what I assume is Exeter Gilly ๐Ÿ™‚ And the Exe looks rather too close for comfort from breaking its banks!! That Georgian Crescent looks very grand, but its shocking to hear that such a property sold for 1.5 million recently, that’s approaching London prices!!

  3. The second gate(?) looks like some window grids I saw in Cezky Krumlov. I really must post them sometime. A lovely river walk, the rivers around here are very full too, saw the Avon and Severn flooding on the way home on Tuesday. The sun did eventually break through here this afternoon, but far to wet to walk along my little river, so I enjoyed my stroll with you. We have houses going for that sum too! Insane. But they do come with a garden ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I usually look at posts on the iPad, but it doesn’t read slideshows. I’m so glad I saw this post on the big screen. That row of (very expensive) houses makes a dignified curve and the rushing river framed by bridge and by trees are lovely shots: the silver and the dark. I’m very glad the weather lifted – or you lifted the weather!

  5. Great pictures! The river is so fascinating but at the same time the water seems ferocious. But I guess that’s the beauty of it. Loved the gates too. The clouds in the fifth picture from up are filled with the after-the-rain feeling. Amazing.

  6. Such dramatic skies and so fresh after the rains. The two gates are great finds on your walk. Nice to find light that isn’t gray. A real spirit booster, the light.

  7. What lovely surroundings, and I love the light and perspective of that first photo Gilly. When the sun does come out and play at this time of year it always has lovely low angles and softness๐Ÿ’•

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