In the amazing cloister c1140 of the Cathedral of Cefalù. Every capital, all the columns and all the planting of the garden has biblical symbolic meaning. A simply beautiful place in a lovely little city. #cefalù#sicily#normanarchitecture
Travelling through deep valleys and canopied green lanes, we were quite alone in this beautiful ‘meadow’. The Churchyard of the minute 13th century St John the Baptist Church at Hope Bagot in Shropshire, England where, The yew tree is estimated to be 1600 years old. This recording sounds as if the wind blows; it was actually a warm summer’s breeze, and all was as if time had stood still. If you expand the video you will see the flowers more clearly, and the delicate silhouette of the cockerel weathervane. #timestoodstill#englishchurch#english#englishlandscape#normanarchitecture#solitude#england#peaceful#godloitershere
This slightly jumbled photo reflects the slightly jumbled nature of the monastic parts of Durham Cathedral.
On the left is part of the great kitchen, built between 1366-74 to serve the refectory on the right. The refectory is now part of the cathedral library, reflecting the changing needs of the eighteenth-century canons compared to the medieval monks, while the kitchen is now hosts the exhibition of St Cuthbert’s treasures, reflecting the twenty-first century need to raise funds for these wonderful buildings. The kitchen has a wonderful vaulted roof, not too dissimilar to the mosque in Cordoba.
Peeking up at the back are the cathedral’s western towers, dominating the monastic buildings just as the church dominates Durham as a whole. .