14 July 15 Durham. Cloudy with some rain later.
Rained most of yesterday so no photographs.
The Rose Window of the Chapel of the
Nine Altars, Durham Cathedral.
The Cathedral from the Central Tower.
Durham Castle from the Central Tower of the Cathedral.
Some sort of arty sound installation in the Cathedral cloister.
I must confess I was underwhelmed.
Durham Cathedral cloister. Unfortunately, unlike York Minster where even
tripods are allowed, photography is banned inside the Cathedral except in
the cloister and from the tower, so that's yer lot. On the other hand there
is, also unlike York Minster, no hefty entrance fee. To be fair though, there
was lots of 'stuff' going on in Durham, including a rehearsal
for an awards ceremony for the Cathedral school.
'Reveal', a sculpture by Richard Cole (1997).
On the riverside path near Prebends' Bridge.
Elvet Bridge and the river Wear.
Rowing boats for hire. Not many takers today.
The Durham Cow, by Andrew Burton (1997).
Bandstand on the Racecourse Sportsground riverside path.
The Grim Reaper, with cricketing pun, on the top of the bandstand.
Durham Cathedral (but I expect you'd guessed that).
Near Elvet Bridge and here comes the rain - cappuccino time.
Looking down to Elvet Bridge.
Carved wooden seat on the riverside path near Prebends' Bridge
Sculpture on the riverside path.
On the University Library building, Palace Green.
Entrance to Durham Castle, a Norman castle which has been wholly
occupied since 1840 by University College. Only open to visitors
through guided tours, since it is in use as a working
building and is home to over 100 students.