When Norwich Became Narnia

Hello everyone!

Today spring is most definitely in the air.   The birds are singing, the sun came out this morning, and the snow is receding.  The snow has been wonderful, but it’s time for a new season now, and I feel like a new page is turning.  A new chapter is beginning!

I do however have to share these photographs with you before we put this snowy week behind us.  For a few hours on Wednesday morning, Norwich turned into Narnia, and I was lucky enough to see it in it’s silent, snow dusted glory.  There is a window, just after fresh snow has laid, that is really quite magical.  Before people try to go about their business and before cars get stuck.  When the air is heavy with silence, and the snow squeaks when you walk through it.

A Winter Wonderland…

On Wednesday mornings the children are still at their dad’s, so I took advantage of this and was out the door at 7.30am.  I took my Olympus Pen, as it’s nice and small, and I’m glad I did as the snow was falling heavily and it was almost blizzard like.  As a result, some of the photos I took look fuzzy with snow, and my camera kept getting wet which made it all bit tricky!  But it was really good to challenge myself, as I’d love to start taking more photographs of Norwich.

So as you can see, this post is picture heavy!  I took a route down through Cathedral Close, down Tombland, up Elm Hill and back down again.  Over the little bridge next to The Ribs Of Beef pub, and back round the back of the cathedral.  It all felt very magical and there was defiantly a Narnia vibe in the air.  Elm Hill looked like something from Harry Potter!

I hope you enjoyed my little tour of Norwich.  I am patiently waiting for the spring blossom and magnolia to adorn the city, and once again I will head out with my camera.

In case you missed my magical Red Riding Hood post from Friday night, you can find it here.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, or have a wonderful Monday if you’ve already embarked on the new week!

Tamsyn x


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  • Shaun

    Beautiful photographs Tamsyn and elm hill and the cathedral close provided the perfect backdrop in the snow


    Stunning photos Tamsyn! XX

    • tamsynmorgans

      Thank you so much Collette! It was so magical! xx

  • Tamsyn the Narnia books are a favourite of my childhood. This is just how I imagined it in my head. Your images are magical and well worth the early start ….

    • tamsynmorgans

      Ah thank you so much Ashley, it was a magical couple of hours, and Norwich looked so pretty! Glad you liked the photos! xxx

  • Sheila Earhart

    Tamsyn, I LOVE it! You are SO blessed to live there. I’m jealous, as living in suburban US has nothing remotely near to being this old or charming. ??

  • the snow does cause havoc, but it is pretty, until it turns grey and slushy. I wandered around our garden in the snow. For a while, when it was falling heavily the view was completely white, I couldn’t see beyond our garden hedge. It was surreal, but so beautiful. I love the light – it’s brighter than normal days – and the sounds are muffled. I loved it. And even better I didn’t have to go anywhere, I stayed at home, with the fire roaring.
    These photos are beautiful – definitely worth braving the early morning weather.

    • tamsynmorgans

      Thank you so much Hazel, you’re so right, it was only a few hours later that traffic and people had turned it all grey! I’m so glad I caught those magical early hours! xx

  • Céline

    Magnifique !!!!

    • tamsynmorgans

      Thank you so much Céline!

  • Carolyn

    These are fantastic! I think my favorite is the second one – that door looks like it came out of a fairy tale. So glad you were able to capture the magic when it was so pristine!

  • Candy Pop

    Soooo beautiful. I feel cold just looking at them! Thanks for sharing. x

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