Friday, 13 July 2007

Durham





This is Durham.

The Castle and the Cathedral from Framwellgate Bridge.


Built such along time ago, about 1140AD if my memory serves. I used to live within the sound of the cathedral bells as a child, but they stopped ringing for a long time as the sound was damaging the structure of the Lantern tower. A happy way to spend a day walking along the banks through the trees, watching rowers in training and rowers just out for a lark about in the summer sun.


Good to pop up to Palace Green and duck into the Cathedral for a coffee in the cafe in the Undercroft and to soak up a little of the atmosphere. I always feel better for having been there, and I love it if the organist is playing or practising while I'm there. Walk behind the organ pipes and feel the suck and pull of air!

Another view of the Cathedral, this time from South Street where some of the most expensive properties in the city are located. If the trees along the river banks grow much taller, the South Street occupants will soon have no view of the Cathedral!

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