Blue skies over Snape

A trip to Snape Maltings today for a special lunch, gave us the opportunity to wander around the shops there, and although we don’t spend a lot of time shopping normally, this really is a special place.

A marsh harrier hovering over the reedbeds at Snape

A sailing yacht winds its way through the reedbeds

Snape Maltings looking over the reedbeds

Snape Maltings looking over the reedbeds

The huge open space of the main gallery is beautifully laid out, particularly now that we are not too far from Christmas, and I defy anyone to go there and not buy something – the range of furnishings and kitchen bits and pieces is astonishing. Snape Maltings is a fascinating complex of old Victorian buildings which are still being converted to a mix of apartments and shops, and the scenery outside is just stunning.
The dining room, next to the vast auditorium has windows the whole length giving a superb panorama of the river meandering through reed beds to a church in the distance.

Whilst there, I was lucky enough to capture a photograph of a marsh harrier hovering over the reeds, through the window,so not a top quality photo, but then, it was around 200 yards away.