Richard's Photo Gallery - Saffron Walden

There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much good happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.

- Samuel Johnson

The Saffron Hotel Location Saffron Walden, 22km South of Cambridge
Lens Miranda 28mm F2.8 @ F16
Expose 1/500
Date 1999 April 7th.

I have to take the good doctor's word on the Saffron Hotel on account of having just three hours in town.

The library Lens Olympus 50mm F1.8 @ F2.8 + 2x teleconvert
Expose 1/500
Date 1999 April 7th.

Saffron Walden architecture has a tendency to go over the top. The church, like that of nearby Thaxted, also definitely belongs in a cathedral city rather than the back of beyond.

the Sun Inn Lens Miranda 28mm F2.8 @ F22
Expose 1/60
Date 1999 April 7th.

The plaster ornamentation is called pargetting; the figures shown are Tom Hickathrift and the Wisbech Giant. Oliver Cromwell is alleged to have put up here at the Sun Inn during the war. Not certain Sam and Olly would have seen eye to eye on the tavern issue :-/


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