Friday, 4 November 2011
A couple of weekends back I visited Niobe and on the return leg stopped off at Wells. I'd never been before but will certainly return. It is the smallest city in England with a fabulous cathedral (although I didn't get to see inside as I'd missed the start of the service - maybe next time).
Liked the name of this porch - nobody after alms last weekend!
I'm always amazed by the way in which our ancestors managed the feats of getting these huge statues raised so high without the help of todays engineering. Ropes and pulleys - wow!
The cathedral had a delightful clock where its two sentries ring the bell on the hour. A local advised that it was well worth watching so I was glad I was there in time for 12!
Around the perimeter of the cathdral area is a moat with a drawbridge! Absolutely lovely.
Autumn light shining through the trees ...
And a view through the wall of the Bishop's Palace...
What a lovely place - where the grass actually looked like grass. Look at the colour! The greenest grass ever! It's beige where I live!
Wells is also home to the oldest continuously inhabited street in England (from 1340)
Not a satellite dish, not a dustbin, or a TV aerial in sight! Delightful! Like stepping back in time. Of course a quick walk round the back revealed all those things! Need to spend longer in this place!
Oh and Niobe's doing great! What a relief!