Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Reflections, a street market, and a cathedral

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;



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, 


the next showing dramatic and beautiful contrast between the ancient stone work of the cathedral and a modern refectory addition,


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. 




6 comments:

  1. une belle harmonie ...ces constructions en verre ...le billet' gris' est magnifique aussi!

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    1. Merçi Elfi. Un jour magnifique et détendu avec une amie gentille.

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  2. I lived in Norwich during the 80's and have not been back for well over 20 years so it's interesting to see pictures of the 'improvements' as well as the beautiful Cathedral. xx

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    1. I'm sure you would see huge changes. The centre is now pedestrianised and was buzzing with life on the day we were there.

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  3. Great photos, Margaret ... and that installation is beautiful and particularly poignant ... it must be something to see up close !?
    Hi Margaret ! Just starting to catch up with you after a particularly busy summer ;)

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    1. Very good to see you back, Sharron. I too have been very busy this summer and am about to embark on another long trip. I know I'm very lucky but it all leaves little time (or head space) for textiles and stitching.

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