Thursday, March 3, 2011
The pattern of chimneys at the Vicar's Close was fascinating - no earthquakes here. The front of the Wells Cathedral was very beautiful but it has not always been like this. David sent me some pictures showing this view when the two towers were not built and, I guess, before the Reformation, when the frontage was gilded and painted in very bright colours. The BBC has just shown a programme called "Romancing the Stone, The Golden Age of British Sculpture" and the first programme was centred around Wells Cathedral.