Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral yesterday was full of foreign tourists, wonderful to see so many come to enjoy and admire our wonderful heritage.

The scale of the architecture in this Cathedral never ceases to amaze me.

My mission at the Cathedral was to look at some of the embroideries closely. Our guide was well informed as she had completed many of the canvas work kneelers on show.

I was also delighted to be able to see much of Jane Lemons' work with the Sarum group.

I also had the opportunity of looking around Arundells which, is also in close proximity to the Catherdral, and was the home of Edward Heath.

He had a wonderful collecton of artwork... Winston Churchill , John Piper, Augustus and Gwen John as well as others...... I was quite fascinated. He also had about 50 of the original cartoons which had appeared in newspapers over the years, in which Giles featured quite heavily .
Look at the Gallery in the link.....
here. The garden was also delightful and goes right down to the River Avon, which has such clear water..... I was quite amazed.

Popped into the Wiltshire Museum to have a look at their Turner paintings of Salisbury, but only had 2 on display...... they do however have a good costume section and also a comprehensive record of Downton Lace.
A wonderful day trip and the sun shone until I reached home.


downunderdale said...

Love Salisbury Cathedral - there is an ancestor of Ian's there - like being at home!

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Wow, I love the Salisbury Cathedral.