|Alexandro Farto mural in Exeter|
We tore ourselves away from the shops, but not before admiring the
|Interesting architecture in Exeter|
We had picked up a Visit Exeter booklet while in Tavistock which
|Bosses in Exeter Cathedral|
|Astronomical clock in Exeter Cathedral|
Back up the hill again, Dave mentioned visiting the Exeter Phoenix, an
The Exeter Contemporary Open. To be honest, much of the work was hit and miss for us although we did like Mimei Thompson's oil paintings and Henny Acloque's acrylic works. I was very taken with a video installation of pendula by McGilvary White entitled Things That Swing. I think the sound effects are perfect! We also got to view a photographic exhibition of Independents Of Exeter, photographed by Vanessa Miles, which highlighted local small businesses and celebrated the inauguration of the Exeter Pound - an initiative to keep local money spent locally.
After all that art and culture, we needed our reviving chai latte and chocolate milkshake at Caffe Espresso which is a cute little place just opposite the castle - well worth the quick walk from the High Street to get there. We did then have some trouble finding the right stop for our bus back and were exhausted by the time we got back home.
|Exeter's history in a single mural|