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Monday, November 19, 2018

The Famous and Quite Wonderful Historic Salisbury Cathedral

I have to admit when we left the caravan in the morning, we didn’t have a set destination. We took a bit of a drive and ended up on Salisbury high street; we needed a reliable Wi-Fi connection so we could change a few things on our website and then just went for a bit of a wander around. We came across a large gathering of similarly shaped sculptures that had been decorated by various local and regional artists and were lined up just outside Salisbury Cathedral.

The cathedral was somewhat overshadowed by the 27 ‘barons’ of the ‘barons trail’ but the exhibition was only temporary, and we were lucky to see them as they were going to auction the very next day.

The ‘barons’ shells had been transformed to raise money for The Trussell Trust; my favourite was the baron decorated by Paul Kidby (the artist who illustrated Terry Pratchett’s writing)

his baron contained about 70 of the most famous characters and was an excellent representation of Terry himself.

After we took every picture of every angle of the barons we could lol, we headed into the stunning cathedral itself.

The building as many of its kind has the most stunning facade, carved floral features and as we headed on inside the beautifully symmetrical arches surrounding the courtyard are genuinely remarkable. Walking through the city is a delight as it has a beautiful mix of period and complementary modern features.

You need to take a day and explore this little quaint place.

Tina Webber
Tina Webber
Well what can i say? I'm complicated! Although my fundamentals, my core, what makes me, me i suppose is: Glorious food (especially the sweet stuff), the stunning beauty of nature and natural things and my love of excellent art and design.

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