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There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul: we search for its outlines all our lives.
Josephine Hart

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This carving of a human figure was found in the Bishop’s garden in Gloucester around 150 years ago.
The figure is of Jesus. We can tell that because there are rays of sunshine around the figures head, which means it is a special type of halo called a cruciform. This type of halo is only used [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 31st 2023

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And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
Luke 22:19 (KJV)

16 Comments CherryPie on Jun 25th 2017

The lavatorium (‘washing place’) in the north walk of the cloister is decorated with a delightful small-scale fan vault. The trough with its drainage holes would have been lead-lined, and on the shelf behind there would have been lead tanks with taps at the front. The lavatorium was used for hand-washing before meals. The whole [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 7th 2016

Gloucester’s great Cloister is famous for its magnificent fan vaulting, which is believed to be the earliest example in England.
Originally built to house the monks, it provided space for them to live, work and meditate. In many abbeys, the cloisters were traditionally built on the south side, but at Gloucester, it unusually lies on the [...]

19 Comments CherryPie on Mar 4th 2016

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