Monday, March 5, 2012

Winchester Cathedral

Can you say it with out singing it? .... One hour's drive (excluding a rest stop for a Starbuck's soya latte) out of the city is Winchester, capital of the ancient kingdom of Wessex also head quarters of the Anglo-Saxon Kings. With Pub names like William the Conqueror, King Arthur, and Merlin the Wizard you just sense the history!
The weather was crisp and the sun was shining so we decided to stroll along the river walk and explore the working Water Mill and the Wolvesey Castle ruins before heading to the breath-taking Winchester Cathedral.
It was our good fortune to arrive at the same time the choir and orchestra were setting up to practice the Easter program. We took our time exploring the smaller chapels, the Jane Austen section,..........
and the library where the 12th century Winchester Bible, with it's rich gold and lapis illustrations, was on display. And then, we just sat and listened to the was INCREDIBLE and so unexpected!


A Tale of Two Cities said...

Love this city--I should do a return trip.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...


You are looking great sis~ love the longer hair :-)

Eve said...

We almost went to Winchester on Saturday! That would have been funny to run into you. So sorry I missed the music but it's definitely on my list. Thanks for the preview. I can't wait to go now.