Soft glowing street light
at St Catherine’s chapel
ancient and modern
Sorry Paula, I’m last as usual. You’ll be pleased to know I don’t get vertigo and heights don’t bother me.
Paula is way higher than me, in Lisbon, with view I’d like to see. But I’m rather fond of Exeter Quay and you might like it too.
You can join Black and White Sunday at Lost in Translation.
Three years ago, Rob Heard was feeling really low while recovering from an accident. Watching soldiers returning from Afghanistan on TV, led to him thinking about the loss of lives in wartime and the incredible numbers involved. He found it impossible to imagine the 19,240 men who died in just one day, July 1st 1916, at the battle of the Somme.
From a list of the names of every one of the 19240, he created a hand stitched shroud containing a 12 inch figure, crossing off names as he went. Rob didn’t have a plan when he began the project, but a friend, Steve Knightly a musician from the band Show of Hands, contacted the city council, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Exeter Chiefs rugby foundation. This has become the UK’s largest WW1 commemoration and has featured in the national news this week.
If you’re in the area, the 19240 Shrouds of the Somme can be seen at Northernhay Gardens, Exeter until July 7th. I’d recommend it, it’s a highly emotional commemoration to a part of history that must never be repeated.
Cathedral Close, Exeter after a light meal at Cote, my current favourite brasserie. We crossed towards the cathedral, just because, and had a peep at this view.
Then turned along the green.
The lovely building on the left is Mols Coffee House, dated 1596.
We were heading back to the car, but I lingered long enough for some pics in the early evening light.
Then over the cobbles and away home.
With the Royal Clarence Hotel, supposedly the oldest hotel in England, in the background.
Gotta bounce on the suspension bridge!
For Jithin at Trablogger, who likes to find the beauty in the everyday.
Why not join in, here , you’ll even find some tips to start yo off.
Glowing St Peters
spreading such heavenly light
for a thousand years