At one point, if I remember rightly, Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest building in Europe, so this mist must have been quite something to obscure my view of it! I am not sure if this exact spot has a name all of it’s own, but it marks the junction of The Strait (in the foreground, heading up from the High Street), The Steep Hill (in the background, heading up to Bailgate and Castle Hill) and Danes Terrace (leading off to the right). The cobbles go all the way up.
These carving on what Batsford and Fry describe as “The Norman Core” of the West Front in their “The Cathedrals of England” have always fascinated me. I have been a regular visitor to Lincoln over the years and, even if I do not enter the Cathedral, I will always find time to marvel at the Romanesque friezes and these fantastical carvings, which surround the West Doors.
These photographs date from 2007, but photographs of the West Front appear quite regularly in my photograph albums.