I confess I love worked stone, especially old worked stone.
Lincoln Cathedral is a magnificent building, in a spectacular setting, visible for many miles in most directions, but Google can tell you all you need to know about it.
I love the stonework.
Here are a few photographs which George took during our recent visit.
Soaring arches, ribbed and vaulted heights, beautiful windows, magnificence.
The beauty of the choir stalls echo the beautiful sound of the Cathedral Choir.
Soaring arches, columns, patterns and repetitions everywhere. So exciting for a visual junkie like me.
It pays to lift your eyes heavenward occasionally.
One very different look in a side chapel:
all four walls are painted in this style, it was done in the 1950's.
Then comes my very favourite bit...
see the arch on the right-hand side of the photograph! Did the stonemasons suddenly go eek! as they realised they had run out of space and then have to hastily squeeze in that final arch?
In this undoubtedly beautiful building I just find it so endearing to find this squished in little feature.
Lincolnshire is home to some lovely churches, many of them are tiny and rarely visited. I plan to visit a few of them in the coming months so that I can share them with you.
There is so much beauty in the compact, unadorned buildings. I also know of one 'restored' (by a Victorian architect) church which I really dislike. You will see why, or perhaps you will love it. We'll see.
I hope you enjoyed this quick trip around the Cathedral. I must admit I was also thinking about you as we wondered around, remembering your graduation ceremony there.
Don't forget to let us know when you will be available for a Skype call; I know it is your birthday tomorrow so you will be having fun and celebrating, but try to fit us in, if you can.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lots of love,