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Chester Part 2 - The Cathedral

I am writing this entry while cooking the tea, between cutting vegetables and stirring mince in a pan, so if the quality is uneven you will know why!!!! What follows are a number of photos of Chester Cathedral, a red sandstone building.






Now some pictures of the inside:



Now the misericords, seats which fold up and have a ledge for people to lean on when they are required to remain standing for long periods in a service! Anyway they are beautifully carved and all different:



And finally a miscellany of carving and stained glass:

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natesmountain
Oct. 2nd, 2007 07:47 am (UTC)
Wow! Romanesque, Gothic, I love it. I feel like my class next year will have to have a virtual tour of this place. These are great pics. Thanks so much for sharing them all, and while you cooked dinner too! The front door is magnificent, and I love the carvings. And the window.

-Now the misericords, seats which fold up and have a ledge for people to lean on when they are required to remain standing for long periods in a service!
Now I know why the nuns built modern seats shaped like that in the Mercy Convent chapel in Guilford Terrace.
vivh
Oct. 2nd, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
There are plenty more similar photos, if you would like to have them I would be happy to send them to you...

That's interesting about the seats at the convent!
natesmountain
Oct. 2nd, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
I would love your photos. I am thinking of building a kind of library of them so it's easy to just go in and say, hey, let's look at - Gothic churches in Britain today - something like that. Have it all on discs... with notes OMG! Or just look and get the idea, once the girls have mastered the names of the main features to look for. I think it'd be fun to then try and spot them on the big screen!

-That's interesting about the seats at the convent!
Yeah, it's not an old convent either, probably built in the sixties or thereabouts. But they must have wanted to hold on to that idea of misericords. Thanks for teaching me about them!
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