Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge : Week 21

Chichester Park from the City Walls

Chichester Park from the City Walls

We went on a lovely stroll recently on the City Walls in Chichester,England.   The city dates back to Roman times, about two thousand years ago, and the walls have been restored and turned into an interesting elevated walk which is only about one and a half miles long, and goes around the park, the cricket grounds, and the gardens attached to the Cathedral and the Bishops Palace.

History of the Walls

History of the Walls

And if you don’t feel like walking or running on the walls, this might be an easy alternative!

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Linked to Cees Which Way Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge : Enveloped

Chichester Cathedral through the trees

Chichester Cathedral through the trees

I like this shot of Chichester Cathedral, surrounded and ‘enveloped’ by trees and shrubs, and still towering over the tallest ones.

The Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum

This pillar, in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, is so intricately carved with people through the ages, that the original pillar is completely enveloped by the detail.

 

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Photo 101 : Day 19 – Double

Chapel of St.George

Chapel of St.George

These stained glass windows in Chichester Cathedral may have different pictures in each one, but apart from that they are similar in every way, in fact doubles!

 

Mr Snowman and his little brother!

Mr Snowman and his little brother!

When I visited my local garden centre, the two brothers above were waiting  to greet me at the door, they are very cute, and for the next month I am sure we will see plenty of the Snowman family in various places.

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Vibrant Colours

Colourful Kinsale

Colourful Kinsale

Many towns in Ireland like to paint their houses and shops in vibrant colours, as you can see from this shop called ‘Stone Mad’ selling beautiful jewellery and knick knacks in Kinsale.  The pink window frames, rainbow colours and the hanging baskets add to the vibrancy and make people stop and have a look.

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This huge mural stands behind one of the altars at Chichester Cathedral, it is the Piper Tapestry which was woven in France in 1966, designed by John Piper who also made stained glass windows for several churches.

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral

This magnificent stained glass window is also in Chichester Cathedral, and has been there since the 14th century, and the colours are so vibrant, considering that it has survived many centuries.

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Windows to Gaze At.

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Chichester Cathedral is over 900 years old, and is a very impressive building and has some magnificent stained glass windows.

There are also many other treasures and artworks  to see in the cathedral, like tombs, the remains of a Roman mosaic pavement, and many modern works of art.

Here are a few of the wonderful windows

An Interesting Tomb in Chichester

Chichester Cathedral, in the south of England,is a very interesting cathedral, with beautiful stained glass windows, and even a stained glass window designed by Marc Chagall, a Belarussian-Russian-French-Jewish artist who was born in 1887, and died in 1985 (almost made a century!)

There are quite a few tombs in the cathedral, and one that really impressed me was the ‘Arundel Tomb‘  This is the tomb of Richard Fitzalan, the 13th Earl of Arundel (1307 to 1376) and his second wife Eleanor, and he requested in his will that they be buried together without ‘pomp and ceremony’ in the Priory.They lie side by side, holding hands, and the lady is turned slightly towards her husband,who is buried in his armour.  You will notice that he has taken off one gauntlet so that he can hold his wife’s hand.   True love, and everlasting love, and at their feet are two dogs, probably family pets.

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