Today, a potpourri of photographs from a recent visit to the eastern part of the country to see a friend. The first two photos show reflections and the fascinating metal structure that makes up The Forum in Norwich, a wonderful public space in the centre of the city;
the next two show views of the permanent covered market in the centre of Norwich;
the next showing dramatic and beautiful contrast between the ancient stone work of the cathedral and a modern refectory addition,
and the next three show the great contrasts (architectural and artistic) to be found inside Norwich cathedral, the first of beautiful, fragile old military banners from local regiments in the chapel of St Saviour photographed against the ancient arches of the cathedral,
and the last two an arresting installation Shadows of the Wanderer by Ana Maria Pacheco together with an explanation of its meaning by Neil MacGregor. It was an extraordinarily affecting piece, the experience of which was made even more powerful by the private concert being held in a part of the nave. We sat facing the piece while they played The Last Post, Abide with Me and The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams. It was haunting, beautiful and unforgettable.