Picture This…..Lincoln

by Kirsty on July 13, 2010

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We keep going on about where we are going, what we are doing and such like but maybe we should start this story at home…..Where are we from?

The simple answer is Lincoln, it has not always been home for both of us but might has well of been. Lincoln is a cathedral city in Lincolnshire (surprisingly) playing home to 250,000+ people including the surrounding towns and villages, considered part of Lincoln to most. As far as the main city goes you can pretty much get anywhere in no more than 3 miles, so not massive by any stretch of the imagination.

Pictures speak louder than words…….

River Witham

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High Street Bridge

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Lincoln University only came around in the 90’s but has had a massive effect on the surrounding area in the center of town. Student housing and university buildings now take up a large area of the city. The fact the center of Lincoln is so small makes it a popular choice for students as it’s so easy to get accustomed to and still has everything you could need.

brayford student area

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Lincoln student Library

Lincoln Library – Source: www.geography.org.uk

The Visit Lincolnshire website says  The eclectic and charming mix of heritage against a modern city atmosphere makes Lincoln an accessible and inviting alternative UK city break destination.’The main attraction in Lincoln will forever  be the cathedral quarter and there will always be a group of tourists staring up at the cathedral, castle and various other buildings in the area snapping away.

magna carter street, lincoln bail gate

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lincoln cathedral

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Lincoln is Lincoln because it is but to us its home because of the people here,friends and family are what make it home and without them it wouldn’t be the same. So of course we’ll miss the place but the people here are what make it our home.

*I apologise for using creative commons images however Lincoln has some pretty good views and my non-existent camera skills would not do them juctice. Main Pic: Flickr – stevecadman*

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Brendan van Son July 14, 2010 at 1:34 am

Wow… looks like a really cool town! Nice photography too!
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Poi July 14, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Not a bad place to grow up at all…..

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Jade July 14, 2010 at 10:05 am

Yeah- Lincoln looks awesome! Wish I had known about this place when I lived in London… would have loved to visit.
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Poi July 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm

If your ever about again it is well worth a visit plenty to keep you entertained for a couple of days.

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Erica July 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Lincoln looks really freakin’ cute! What is the nightlife like?

I thought Austin was small with 1 million people lol. Great pic choices!
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Poi July 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm

The nightlife is pretty good, I have abused it a bit over the last few years though and like anywhere you fancy a change after a while.

Obviously having a university means we have loads of bars and a few clubs, including a super cheap dirty place that plays heavy music! what more could you want?

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Aurora @ Extended World Travel July 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I’ve never been to Lincoln yet but I have some friends there who keep asking me to come for visit. I suppose I shall sooner or later, and I must say that it looks like a very pretty city in the pictures you posted! 😀

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Dina July 21, 2010 at 2:59 am

Wow, your cit is very charming! I like the combination between the old timey beautiful architecture, the cozy shopping street, and the modern art (the one over the bridge). I should check this out when we go to England someday!
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Poi & Kirsty July 22, 2010 at 8:58 pm

you should! We love it here, but we’re happy to be leaving for pastures new!

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Nathan July 21, 2010 at 5:45 pm

That looks like a nice city to live in, so picturesque! Yeah you never view your home town the same way as tourists do, and I find that when I tried to see my home city from a tourist perspective I realized that there are so many things I’ve been taking for granted!

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Poi & Kirsty July 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Your’re right, I’ve been trying to look around more when I’m out and about, appreciate the things I never normaly take the time to look at!

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Elle August 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Wow what a beautiful town!
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Mike October 15, 2011 at 4:15 am

Picturesque, that’s the word for this! But for some reason I’d feel like a gingerbread man when walking down the cobblestone paths.

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