karen9 (karen9) wrote,

Last few holiday photos: Lichfield

My sister's mother-in-law, Pat, took me to see Lichfield Cathedral. I know of Lichfield because of Robert of Huntingdon and Will Scarlet's marathon fistfight there.

The cathedral is amazing because of all the wonderful carving.

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I haven't any photos of the inside, which was lovely, because I didn't want to disturb the atmosphere. Apologies.There was a school choir and band practising in the cathedral. I don't know if they were playing religious or secular music, but they were glorious. We walked quietly around the cathedral listening to them.

We had a look at a display of some of the pieces of the Staffordshire Hoard. The garnet cloisonné pieces were particularly lovely despite being from weapons.

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The 15th C alms houses in the Cathedral Close. The houses are lopsided from age.

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On the way home we stopped briefly to look at the Roman ruins in the village of Wall. I wonder if Neil Gaiman's village of Wall in Stardust is based on this one?

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Finally, the loot I bought myself. A York Lucky Cat. I bought several of those for other people. A necklace from the Cat Gallery shop in York. I bought three others as gifts. A pair of dark blue Celtic style earrings. A pewter replica of Richard III's boar badge.
Tags: lichfield, loot, wall

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