Saturday, 13 June 2015

The Lincoln Imp and a milestone


Inside, Lincoln Cathedral is soaring and light-filled with attractively coloured stonework and bright stained glass windows, including two lovely rose windows known as the Dean's Eye and the Bishop's Eye, both dating back to the late Middle Ages. In the Angel Choir (at the farthest, east end of the building) is a famous carving: the Lincoln Imp. Legend has it that two imps were sent by Satan to do evil work on Earth. They came to Lincoln Cathedral, where they smashed chairs and tripped up the Bishop. An angel appeared and ordered them to stop. One escaped but the other was turned to stone. Can you see him, just above the carved head? Many of our churches and cathedrals have 'colourful' carvings and gargoyles. The medieval stonemasons and woodcarvers must have had a sense of humour.


And this, folks, is my 2000th blog post! I never dreamed
when I started that I would go on so long nor enjoy blogging so much.
Another milestone...

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 200th post. I like the legend about the imp, the cathedral looks magnificent.

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  2. That is an incredible building, Jenny!
    Congrats on your 2000th post - hope to see another 2000!

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  3. Congratulations Jenny. I am winding down for a couple of weeks. Too much going on.

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  4. Jennyfreckles, my heart is beating fast after first seeing the beauty of your photo of the cathedral and then seeing the lovely details. Marvelous!

    And, congratulations on your milestone. 2,000 posts, showcasing your growing photographic talent and your love of Yorkshire.

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  5. Wow, that is a spectacular shot!

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