Sunday, 7 February 2016

5 in 5 | Castle Combe

Here are my photos for this month's 5 in 5, kindly organised by Sandie.
I'd organised a photo walk around Castle Combe and that's where these were taken.  First thing this morning it was raining so hard that I thought we'd have to cancel but we decided to meet for coffee anyway and were lucky enough to arrive in the village just as it stopped raining and the sun came out.  The rain held off for the next hour, so we all managed to get a good selection of photos.  Most of the ones I took were for the Winter Photographic Scavenger Hunt but this selection for 5 in 5 was taken as we walked into the village from where we'd parked the car.
I love this sign and have been meaning to photograph it for ages ... and now I have!

Walking up through the main street  (simply named 'The Street'!) I saw this house name ... I think I'd feel completely at home living in Reading Room Cottage.

Reading Room Cottage is in this rank of cottages, mainly photographed for the chimney pots.

Taken in the Market Place.  You can see the church behind the cottage but unfortunately we couldn't photograph there today as there was a service in progress.

This rank of cottages is on the other side of the Market Place and is where we tried, unsuccessfully, to photograph a robin. It was on the ivy clad wall in the bottom left hand corner of this photo, but it didn't want to play nicely today so we all ended up with blurred shots of it disappearing off the edge of the shot.

Rain stopped play at this stage, so it was back to the pub to share our morning's efforts with each other.  It never fails to amaze me how we can walk around together yet all manage to see different things.  I was chilled through so sitting in front of a roaring log fire with a huge mug of hot chocolate was a thoroughly pleasant way to round of the morning.
Thanks for organising this photo meme, Sandie.


  1. What a lovely village Eileen, it is so picturesque I can see why you went with your group. I like the name of Reading Room Cottage took, I can just imagine snuggled next to an inglenook with a lovely fire and book to read. Bliss. The pub didn't sound so bad either!! I'd be quite happy there too.
    I love the idea of going out with other photographers and sharing your takes. That sounds my kind of morning. It makes me want to join you.
    Thank you for sharing and taking part in 5 in 5.

  2. Your last photo is postcard perfect - this little village would love to use that photo & your third from the top photo for their tourism campaign. Nothing like a roaring wood fire to warm you up. Yes a chuckle out loud for the free range children sign :)

  3. You have taken me right back..I visited here on my honeymoon many many years ago and haven't been back. It was lovely to see your pictures

  4. Good night Eileen, Spectacular photos! They all dazzled me. You Live in a beautiful place. Good participation. Excellent week with lots of pictures! Hugs.

  5. A beautiful village and I love the name of that cottage

  6. Beautiful and the first photo made me smile. I saw a sign in a pub where I danced last year warning any parent who allowed their little darling to free range round the pub would be given a double expresso and a kitten!

  7. Brilliant photos Eileen, I love the sign!

  8. After Saturday's rain you were lucky that it stopped for your photo walk. I would love the reading room cottage as well. Castle Coombe is a very photogenic village, I am hoping to visit later this year. Enjoy your week Eileen.

  9. What a lovely look around a village I keep meaning to stop in! I must say hot chocolate and a log fire sound wonderful. Im sorry to read that you have the January/February blues. I hope you are feeling a bit better this week.