Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Wells

As I mentioned in yesterdays post, Wells was just about our nearest town for shopping when I was a kid.

I was strange to walk about it again - seeing shops that had changed a great deal, pubs that had been cleaned up a little, but were still familiar and the Cathedral which looked identical!

Having said that I was surprised that some of the shops were basically unchanged, even though I had not been in then for 30 years.  The shop where I bought fishing tackle and bait as a kids looked the same!  All that was different was that the parrot that used to sit on a perch outside of the shop seemed to have passed on!

The area around the Cathedral contains the Bishops Palace, which is surrounded by a moat.  Generally Wells has escaped the dull hand post war improvement, and still retains much of its character.

West face
West face
Bishops palace moat

Cathedral from main street

Penniless Porch
Lots of things to see in Wells

And lots of things to see from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

26 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

and they say you can never go home, again... :)

Sylvia K said...

What an incredible place!! Terrific captures, Stewart!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great week!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed the visit

I'm sure you did too

Gail Dixon said...

Wow, the architecture is so beautiful and ornate. Great job on the pics!

Linda W. said...

What a wonderful cathedral! It's fun to revisit places from childhood isn't it?

Brian King said...

That is a gorgeous cathedral! Beautiful architecture!

eileeninmd said...

Love the Cathedral is is beautiful. Some times things do not need to be changed..I hope you enjoyed your visit home..Have a happy week!

Christian Weiß said...

A fascinating cathedral. love this places, especially the architecture it is full with details and signs.

carol l mckenna said...

Impressive and majestic! Must have been quite a visit for you! Great shots for OWT!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Bethany Carson said...

Very impressive photos! Enjoyed them thoroughly! Looks like a very neat place to visit.

Montanagirl said...

That cathedral is spectacular!!

Marie said...

How nice to get to go back to your home town and see that so many things have not changed. It helped make you who you are, even though you didn't realize it at the time! And of course now you appreciate it all so much more. Gorgeous cathedral! Wow! Loved all the wonderful shots!

Arija said...

What?? You didn't stay in the Bishop's Palace?? I am disappointed.
A great gothic cathedral and thanks for the details in the post below.

K V V S MURTHY said...

Great captures..thanks for sharing..!

ladyfi said...

What magnificent architecture and lovely shots! (Wondering if my previous comment went missing...)

Kusum Sanu said...

Wow! Massive and magnificent!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Stewart Wonderful shots of the Cathedral. It is lovely to be back and so how places have changed. I have now safely arrived back from 6 weeks away so have LOTS of editing to do!! Thanks for looking in on my posts while I was away and commenting. I appreciate that very much. Also for linking me in when I needed that.

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
What a beautiful cathedral.
Wow, the architecture is so beautiful.

Fun60 said...

Our cathedrals and churches do seem to stand the test of time.

Bill Nicholls said...

Cheers Stuart that is one of the places on my list to visit though I think you have to pay to get photos inside the cathederal

EG CameraGirl said...

I haven't been back to the town where I grew up for many years. I'm sure I would get lost there now!

Sallie Rainville said...

The top picture of the Cathedral looks the way I imagined castles to look when I was a child. (Very small town in Washington State ... Had seen neither castle nor cathedral). I'd rather visit your hometown than mine!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

WOW...what a truly breathtaking place...

Andrew Fulton said...

It's a beautiful place to visit Stewart...my first was as a 9year old on our way to Dorset for a holiday. I have been back as an adult but the memories of that first visit are still so clear.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Wow...

NC Sue said...

How very beautiful!