A bus took us through leafy country lanes, and past one thatched cottage, to St Albans. We’d “done” the Roman part on a previous visit, so this time it was the Abbey Church and shops that were the attraction. We climbed the 15th century Clock Tower which gave a grand view of the Abbey.
Closer to was the Entry to the Vintry Garden where the monks once had their vineyard.
This door had graffiti, which had been washed off, but was still legible. It read “No gods, no monsters” with an Anarchist sign.
However there was no sign of graffiti on this door with its stern injunction.
Inside there was just so much to see. The reredos at the the bottom of this screen has angels whose wings are made of paua shells from New Zealand.
When we were ready for lunch the ideal spot was The Boot with all its flowers.
Afterwards the daughters and I explored the St Albans shops, but I limited my purchases to some English cherries.
“When seeking for some lunch to suit
we found this great old pub – The Boot.”