Rowley's House, Shrewsbury. (Spot the bears!)

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This beautiful building in the middle of the traffic and car parks is Rowley's House and is the Visitor Information Centre and Museum. The timber framed house was built in the late 16th, early 17th century. The museum is in fact two buildings knocked into one. The stone and brick building to the right, was the mansion of the merchant William Rowley and was built around 1618.

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Comments (20)

mimmo valenti on December 29, 2012

Beautiful scenary and fine composition


I wish you Happy 2013. Greetings Mimmo

John Goodwin. on December 30, 2012

Seen them. :-) .. lovely set of Shrewsbury Rosa, I think this will be a place to visit one day. Like. Best wishes. John.

Leif Fielstrup Guldb… on December 30, 2012

What a nice photo, very beautiful place, well captured. LIKE#2.

Greetings from Sweden, Leif.

Rosalyn Hilborne on December 30, 2012

mimmo valenti

Thank you for your kind comments Mimmo. Happy 2013 to you too :-D Rosa.


Well done John...I didn't see them until I uploaded the photo! So much to see there and well worth a visit. Best wishes, Rosa.

Leif Fielstrup Guldb…

Thank you Leif. It is where we met up for our guided tour. Greetings, Rosa.

David Hodson on December 30, 2012

I cannot see any bears,but I can see what looks like a vulture landing on a finial above a lamppost on the left!!

Rosalyn Hilborne on December 30, 2012


It does doesn't it! I didn't notice that either. Go down a bit for the bears!


Must be global warming Ian! It's beautiful inside the building. I would love to go back in time and see what it was like...just as you say, for a couple of hours though!

K@rin on December 31, 2012

HI Rosa

impossible to view images enlarged at work so I do not discover any bears .. in the Netherlands we have a proverb: hij/zij ziet beren op de weg ( he/she sees bears on the road .. meaning foreseeing problems .. ) hope this road was free of bears ;)))

like and will have a better view later on

best wishes Karin

Rosalyn Hilborne on December 31, 2012


Hi Karin, it's a good job they weren't on the road then :) I sure you will spot them later!

Cheers, Rosa.

Klaus Hoyer on January 1, 2013

I wish a happy new year and a Like for the photo and greetings☺

Druella Ceville on January 3, 2013

Polar bears? In Shrewsbury? :-o

Lovely building. I hope they keep it like that for all time(s?).

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 3, 2013


Global warming Fairy!

I hope they do does seem a little isolated in the traffic but I'm sure it will be looked after for all to visit, being the Visitor Information Centre and Museum. We met here for the tour :-)

Druella Ceville on January 3, 2013

And a perfect welcome to any visitor of Shrewsbury too :)

Nick Weall on January 6, 2013

I like a good challenge Rosa and it took me a couple of minutes to find the bears ~ not where I expected them to be at all, and not even the colour I had in mind ~ I have a lot to learn about bear hunting ~ and I thought that we were into global warming, not the next ice age :~) Reminds me of a certain mint ~ All the best ~ nick

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 6, 2013

Nick Weall

You're not on your own...I didn't even notice them until I uploaded the picture here! I know the mint...very refreshing :-)

Cheers, Rosa.

Jutta Pohlers on January 7, 2013

Sehr schön diese alten Fachwerkhäuser, herrliche Farben L&F viele Grüße Jutta

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 8, 2013


Thank you very much for all your kind comments and special thanks for L&F. Best regards, Rosa.

K@rin on January 9, 2013

I finally found the ICE-Bears ! ;))

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 9, 2013


Well done! Cheers, Rosa.

Bobsky. on January 11, 2013

Hello Rosa Spotted the three Polar bears, but no goldilocks wrong kind of bears,also spotted the large sea bird top left.L10. Regards Bob

Rosalyn Hilborne on January 11, 2013


Hello Bob, well done! I didn't think the tail looked right for a sea bird and Shrewsbury is a very long way from the sea...but they seem to get everywhere! Regards, Rosa.

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  • Uploaded on December 29, 2012
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    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2012/12/14 14:48:52
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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