Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Salisbury Cathedral at Christmas time.

I have just returned from four wonderful days in Salisbury, where fortunately, I have a friend who lives within walking distance of this beautiful medieval cathedral.  On Saturday evening we listened to the "Messiah" sung by Salisbury Musical Society, and a very good performance it was too.  It is such a well know work, and it is easy to give an everyday performance, but this one seemed special.  Maybe it was the venue!  The photo above shows the Christmas tree on Saturday evening.  Since then we have had some very high winds and pouring rain, I do hope it has managed to stay standing.

Below is  the highly decorated West front with its mighty doors and columns of figures of the saints and former clergy.  The lowest photo shows the nave and high altar, with distant choir stalls, some of the tallest in England.  It is a truly wonderful space.

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