Sunday, October 30, 2011

Photos from the South

I did a nice photo blog from our day in Chichester last week, which caused my phone to blow a 3G (mobile data) gasket when I tried to upload it. Should have waited until I was home with wi-fi. Now my Blogpress app refuses to show me any saved entries, so the post has disappeared without trace. Reproducing it would be too demoralising, so I am just going to post a batch of random pictures from our trip away.

Cherub enjoying the autumn leaves

Chichester Guildhall - originally a priory church, which became the town hall (Guildhall) after the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century. Now a museum.

The world's largest liturgical book in Chichester cathedral. Nobody knows exactly where it came from or when it was made - 17th century Mexico / Latin America seems to be the most likely origin. The size was so that the book could be seen simultaneously by a number of people.

The ceiling of Chichester cathedral. I have a thing for Gothic ceilings.

The Isle of Wight has a small railway line that runs from the ferry landing at Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin in the south-east. The trains are cast offs from the London Underground.

Shanklin Old Village. Very pretty, even on a grey autumn day.

Shanklin beach - grey sea and grey sky!

Another Gothic roof, this time at Winchester Cathedral. Beautiful fan vaulting.

A medieval wooden carving on the end of one of the choir stalls at Winchester.


PixieMum said...

Attempted to go to Chichester last Wednesday for daughter's birthday lunch. Heavy traffic jams because of raod works and temporary lights, eventually we managed to park in a huge car park some way from city centre but it was raining so heavily that it was impossible to get out of the car, even to feed the ticket machine.

We gave up, drove back towards Arundel, found a pub en route so we could eat.

Am encouraged by your pictures to try again when we visit Martha again. Not sure when that will be as she starts work tomorrow.

Nuri Rossignol said...

Gothic architecture will always fascinate me! I actually described the Winchester Cathedral’s roof as “huge spider webs” when I was younger… I remember my mom and dad brought me and my siblings there to take a closer look. Hehe… because we were asking how huge could it be! We were stunned…