anchor, chalk boards, crown, Crown and Anchor, flowers, Food and Drink, hanging baskets, Public houses, pubs, signs, Winchester
13 Friday Feb 2015
22 Thursday Jan 2015
bag, Biblical quotes, Cathedrals, Church architecture, Churches, Jeremiah, Jeremiah 1:9, paper bag, Souvenirs, The Bible, The Winchester Bible, Winchester, Winchester Cathedral
This is a surprisingly interesting paper bag (honestly). The illuminated manuscript letter W in the centre takes its inspiration from The Winchester Bible, “the largest and perhaps finest of all surviving 12th-century English bibles“. I believe the two figures entwined within the letter depict God addressing Jeremiah and giving him the gift of prophecy:
“Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth“. Jeremiah 1:9.
In the original the two figures are much closer together, with God actually touching the lips of Jeremiah inside an illuminated letter, which you can see if you follow the link above.
07 Wednesday Jan 2015
07 Wednesday Jan 2015
13th Century, Cathedrals, ceramic floor tiles, ceramics, Church architecture, Church of England., Churches, fleur de lis, floor, medieval, tiles, Winchester, Winchester Cathedral
To quote from the Cathedral’s website, “These gorgeous 13th century floor tiles, their rich colours still glowing, form part of the largest surviving spread of medieval decorated floor tiles inside any building in England. You can see the tiles where they were first laid, and even walk on them, in the Retrochoir at the far end of the Cathedral“.
09 Tuesday Dec 2014
29 Tuesday Apr 2014
Gurkha Museum, military museums, Museums, Regimental Museums, The Peninsula Barracks, Winchester, Winchester Military Museums
On exiting The Gurkha Museum in Winchester I noticed this next to the more conventional health and safety notices and fire fighting equipment.
You can never be too careful, I guess. The Peninsula Barracks, where the Gurkha Museum and several other military museums are clustered, is a beautiful place and it is well worth a walk through its landscaped grounds even if you are not interested in military history.
Here is a link to The Gurkha Museums website: http://www.thegurkhamuseum.co.uk/
Here is a link to Winchesters other military museums: http://www.winchestermilitarymuseums.co.uk/
12 Saturday Apr 2014
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Jelly Beans, portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Portrait, Royal Wedding, shop window, Winchester
Winchester is full of surprises. I spotted this inspired portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in a shop window on the High Street. What a great idea! I was in Winchester to break up a journey between Poole and London Waterloo, tick Winchester Cathedral off my list of cathedrals I have been meaning to see and have my dinner at “The Royal Oak”. Walking back to the station, quite satisfied with my visit, I spotted this portrait; the cherry on the cake. Is it a one off? I wish I’d noticed the notice up in the window telling me all about the Jelly Belly portrait at the time! I suppose the not noticing the notice adds a sense of mystery to the whole experience.
Keep up the good work whoever glued all those jelly beans on!