Wednesday, 18 February 2009

A day in Lincoln

Today we had a lovely day out in Lincoln. We spent the morning looking round the Cathedral. Even on a dull day it is a spectacular sight. Meg took this photo as we arrived. Every corner seems to hold a hidden gem. We were drawn to one of the doorways in the west front which had some incredibly intricate carving to every column (not sure if that is the correct architectural term)

These are just a few of the photos we took just in one doorway!

The pillar that these two carvings were on had a different image in every panel. It was fascinating.

Inside the Cathedral was equally stunning. The stained glass is truly breathtaking.
I particularly enjoyed a quite moment in the cloister, which was like stepping back in time. There was such a sense of tranquility.

We had our lunch in the cathedral's own Cafe, which was extremely tasty and very good value. After lunch we went to the Castle, where we learned about the prison and took a stroll around the castle walls, including up the observatory tower. As someone who really doesn't like heights I was quite proud of myself! With the weather as it was the views were not at their best, but quite atmospheric, with the main Cathedral tower disappearing into the mist. The tower on the right looks all blurry and out of focus. It's sending my eyes all wierd!
We had an hour at the museum and rounded the day off with tea and cakes in a tea room on Steep Hill. Very Nice!


Guzzisue said...

I do love lincoln :-) I had the same damp miserable day in Newark yesterday.
The carvings are wonderful, aren't they?

Sally Holmes said...

Dull and damp is probably the best when photographing the carvings though!!!