A quintessential English town, that is how I would describe Southwell in Nottinghamshire, especially today in the vibrant autumn sunlight. It was a real pleasure.
The minster at Southwell dates back to the the Norman period although it is reasonable to assume that this might have been a sacred place for much longer than that as there was a Roman villa on the site back into the second century. I have an interest in the continuity of sacred sites and the more you examine English church yards the more little snippets of evidence keep appearing to support this notion.
Inside the Minster there are also pagin symbolism used to decorate the Chapter house, with a fine collection of different Green Men carvings. A book was written in the late 1940’s on the different leaves that form part of the decorative sculptures of the chapter house. The use of such motifs may well reflect the close proximity of the royal forest of Sherwood.
The graveyard around the minster also continues the leaf theme with a coverage of leaves that have fallen from the trees.
I think that is enough of the tourist board copy for now! The images created are a mixture of images made in camera, using the KitCam app, and images later created using Photoshop on my Mac.
God this is one of the most boring posts I have written in a long time (you may not agree with this) and I hope that I will resume my unadulterated ramblings tomorrow (you may not agree with this).
Let there be love…