Chester Cathedral

Went to Chester today to see a fairly impressive cathedral. 

   
I understand it is made from native sandstone that is the ruddy orange/ red colour unlike the sandstone I know which is beige. It must be the iron in the sand. Looked like they had som scaffolding up in spots on the outside. 

  
Hallways like in the movie Robin Hood with Kevin Costner. 

 

With some rather quirky somewhat disturbing sculpture. There was one creepy little one up high that I couldn’t get a picture of who was supposed to represent the devil in chains because someone saw the devil looking in one of the windows and the carving was supposed to show the devil what would happen to him if he stepped inside  they lady who was telling us said it must of worked because there was no more reports of the devil looking in the window. Isn’t that a little creepy?

Others were less so.  
  
  A grave slab, there were quite a few graves under the floor that we walked right over. 

  Some real marble columns  

A pipe organ

   Beautiful woodwork. 

 Mosaics         
  
 And stained glass. 
  

  

    
 
All in all, it was a finely decorated,  large, and complicated building with very little if any of that special feeling I experienced in the similar building, St. Peter’s Church,  in Riga. 

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3 responses to “Chester Cathedral

  1. Thank you for the tour! What an incredible church- so much detail, I think maybe too much and you get lost looking at it instead of experiencing the Divine Presence?

  2. It is amazing that you are seeing all these ancient structures. What an experience. I only see the pictures. God Bless you on your journey!

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