"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."

From "Auguries of Innocence"

by William Blake

Saturday, 3 July 2010

More photos of Hereford Cathedral

Many thanks to Pete from The Quacks of Life (see link right and comment below) for checking out the situation regarding photos of the inside of the cathedral and it appears I can post them on the blog. So here is a selection from Thursday's trip.

No photos though of the Mappa Mundi or Chained Library as none are understandably allowed.

The Nave
(the balloons may have been connected to a school leavers' event later that day)

Tomb of Sir Richard Pembridge who was one of the earliest Knights of the Garter

The font dates from around 1150 according to the walkaround guide and it mentions in the Hereford Cathedral guide book that it is "surrounded by carvings of the apostles". The carvings were defaced during the Reformation

Photos from the South Transept

The tapestries were woven in Namibia and represent 3 biblical trees - The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, The Tree of the Cross and the Tree of Life according to the Guidebook

A German altarpiece

Elizabethan Denton Tomb

Photos taken in the aisles and remaining Transepts.

Some stone carvings

Lady Chapel - this was beautiful especially the stained glass windows

The Stanbury Chapel (incredibly beautiful stone carvings)

A couple of cropped photos of stained glass windows - I still haven't got the hang of taking these - need to reread the camera manual I think.

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