The colourful crooked timber buildings and narrow cobbled
road of preserved Tudor Elm Hill,
this unique historic street has a seat surrounding the girth of
an ancient tree creating calm and still,
the elaborate winged black metal dragon spandrel supported
by a wooden arch in Dragon’s Hall,
the red bricks and vertical black timber outer encompasses
interior studded A frames, carved and tall.
The imposing Norman castle is a diligent sentinel overlooking
the city from it’s towering castle mound,
the gardens above the nearby shopping mall are restful away
from the thriving city’s traffic and sound,
the Royal Arcade is an Art Nouveau visual delight with an airy
glass roof and soft pastel colour scheme,
with Doulton tiles of flowers and birds and a stained window,
to be appreciated it really needs to be seen.
The River Wensum flows through the city past Cow Tower
and the white roof dome of a former yarn mill,
with willow fronds resting gently on the clear water, the river
plants gently moving, the water not quite still,
the Assembly House has a Georgian facade and an elegant
interior for sumptuous meals and afternoon tea,
restored after a fire, the wooden floors and chestnut leather
armchairs create restful ambiance and ornate beauty.
Mousehold Heath covered with sparkling frost, the cathedral’s
elegant spire visible above the morning’s misty haze,
a thatched summer house sits above the winding path of Chapelfield
Gardens, perfect for a hot summer’s day,
with historical monuments and modern malls, a mixture of the old
and new, this city you loved so dear,
whenever I walk along it’s winding streets in sunshine, rain or snow,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.
Beloved Dad James Farthing 1929 – 2017
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