Monday, 22 September 2014

Doors, details and pigeons.

These shots are all details from the west front of Wells Cathedral in Somerset in the UK.  This was my local "town" as a kid - and as such I was rather blasé about the quality of the architecture.

I think I will add some more shots tomorrow showing the whole building.





You can find more macro style shots at Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro.


21 comments:

Revrunner said...

Marvelous arches and doors.

Susan (ABON) said...

Gorgeous details! What a beautiful place!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful building, the arches, doors and the statues are lovely. Have a great week!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful!! And I do love the detail you've captured, Stewart! Marvelous captures for the day!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

oozes history, doesn't it

Bethany Carson said...

Love the doors! Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

Fun60 said...

Such detail. I wonder how long it must have taken the stone masons and sculptors to create such wonders.

Florida Farm Girl said...

You know the saying, "familiarity breeds contempt", or at least benign neglect. We simply don't pay attention to our surroundings so much as children, I think.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Oh, to grow up near architecture like that!! Some say we have to move away or distance ourselves in order to fully appreciate what we always knew. Whatever the case, your appreciation shows in your photos now. :)

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
Beautiful doors and details of this church.
I wish you a good new week.
Best regards, Irma

bas van Es said...

Dat zijn wel geweldige details.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Fascinating recessing of the walls to highlight doors or statues. And love the grainy wall textures too.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a glorious cathedral!

brucerustonblog said...

lovely shots great examples of architecture

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the doors and the arches in the two first photos.

Marie said...

How absolutely glorious! I love that Gothic architecture! Beautiful photos, Stewart!

Janice Adcock said...

Such splendid stonework you have captured so skilfully. have a great week, Stewart.

Villrose said...

Medieval I suppose? Beautiful details!

Hannah said...

Your photos show so well the beautiful stone carving and decorative arches, and still in such great condition. The stained glass windows would look lovely inside too.

Sallie Rainville said...

Beautiful details...lovely to see both this and the post above together! The fun of catching up. I see now that Wells was your nearest shopping town, not your actual hometown. I'd still rather visit your hometown than mine, which didn't have any neighbors as beautiful.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice showcase for these beautiful architectural details.