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Cheerfulness is the very flower of health.
Japanese Proverb

7 Comments CherryPie on Jul 30th 2017

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

No Comments CherryPie on Dec 10th 2016

At the side of the organ in the south transept [of the Church of St Cross], traces of wall paintings in a tomb recess are the last remains of what was once an altar to St Thomas of Canterbury, the martyred archbishop. A nearby door was where travellers coming from the continent to Canterbury arrived. [...]

No Comments CherryPie on Dec 9th 2016

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