Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Here it is - my postcard from Shrewsbury which is on its way to its recipient!
As far as I can tell, culinary-wise, Mr Palin of Shrewsbury was famous for his biscuits (original recipe dating back to AD 1760!) but they dont seem to have really made it today as an attraction for the gourmet tourist. Traditionally, Shrewsbury biscuits are lemon-flavoured, sometimes with caraway seeds added. (I'll make them one of these days - I have what is considered a traditional recipe for it.)
Anyway, since I couldnt get any postcards with photos of those biscuits, I had to settle for a general postcard of Shrewsbury.
For those who're interested, the lovely black-and-white building top left is the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (it used to be called Rowley's House Museum till 2001). More about it here.
Top right is a garden set in a depression, known as The Dingle. It's a lovely landscaped little park, very pretty in the summer. It's also known as Shrewsbury's Enchanted Garden.
Bottom right is the garden in the grounds of Shrewsbury Castle (bottom left) - this also houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum. You can even get married in the castle grounds, if you want to feel like a princess in a fairytale wedding! Oh, not to be discriminatory - princes are welcome too! :)
Posted by Shammi at 8:01 am