Monday, 5 December 2011

The Cathedral of St John, Norwich


A lot of people seem to be unaware that there are two cathedrals in Norwich. Last Friday afternoon, I was walking along Earlham Road when, on a whim, I decided to go and explore inside this fantastic Victorian/Edwardian gothic building (completed in 1910). 




It was about five-o-clock when I walked inside. The light therein was fabulously atmospheric, and I soon realised that I was the only person in this, the main part of the cathedral. 




It was a strange feeling to be alone inside such a huge building. I was struck by the peace and quiet - especially as, immediately outside, the rush hour traffic was at its height.


I was also struck by the difference this late afternoon winter ambience made to the look, and feel, of the cathedral 


Summer light


Summer lit green man
I am so glad I took the time to take some time away from the rushing around going on outside.

4 comments:

  1. Norman St. Johnson-Johnson6 December 2011 at 19:36

    Sir, your photographic image of the columns bathed in light are a triumph, a triumph I tell you. Damn fine work there.
    I must also commend you upon your resolve to withdraw from the yuletide rush and delve into Rambler country - sir, a true Rambler. Why I even think the Society would bestow the age old gong upon you - namely 'Rambler of the month' for keeping the true spirit alive.
    Huzzah, huzzah!

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  2. Dear Tom,

    Yes, I was very fortunate to savour this experience. As ever, thank you for commenting.

    Huzzah!
    ~ Munro Tweeder-Harris Esq. ~

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  3. Dear Norman,

    Huzzah! Huzzah and huzzah and huzzah once more I say!

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