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The original Norman east end of the Cathedral was built upon a crypt, which remains virtually unchanged. It contains a well, underneath the High Altar, which my pre-date the present Cathedral.*

This superb low-vaulted stone crypt, which floods in rainy months, dates from the 11th century, the earliest phase of building the Cathedral. Here you’ll find Antony [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 17th 2017

On my first visit to Winchester Cathedral one of the south transept chapels, The Chapel of St John the Evangelist and the Fisherman Apostles, drew me in. Within this chapel can be found the grave of Izaak Walton, who became famous as the author of ‘The Complete Angler’.

The modern altar by Peter Eugine Ball [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Mar 14th 2017

Love’s mysteries in souls do grow, But yet the body is his book.
John Donne

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 12th 2017

Sometimes, the love we are looking for is right in front of us, too close for the eyes to see.
Let your heart do the searching.
From ‘a Thousand Paths to love’ by David Baird

PS; The sign in the photo states ‘PLEASE KEEP TO THE PATH‘

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 26th 2017

Much of the right-hand court is occupied by the privy garden created by Dudley for the queen. Now known as the Elizabethan Garden, it has recently been recreated on the basis of archaeological evidence and an account of the 1575 festivities by Robert Langham.
Like the queen, visitors approach through the keep’s forebuilding, which was remodelled [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Feb 22nd 2017

Kenilworth Castle stands on a low hill that was once at the heart of a 1,600 hectare (4,000 acre) park and surrounded by a vast man-made lake. The spectacular ruins, built mostly from the local red sandstone, reveal much of its medieval and Tudor past.
The castle is approached from the south by a causeway that [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 21st 2017

Then Almitra spoke again and said, And what of Marriage, master?
And he answered saying:
You were born together,
and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings
of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the
silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Feb 14th 2017

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