Out and about in Lincoln

by Helen Hooker May. 26, 2013 4362 views

Kevin and I continued our holiday in Lincoln today where we'll be staying for a few days. We headed into the city late this afternoon and took a stroll around the Cathedral which was bathed in glorious sunshine. I found lots of fascinating faces among the carvings surrounding the west door and did a double take when I realised I could hear the cathedral organist through the door. This in itself wasn't been surprising but his choice of repertoire certainly was - the theme from Mission Impossible! After a bite to eat we returned to the Cathedral this evening where the fading light was growing even more golden by the minute. I spent a few minutes taking some more photos while Kevin relaxed on a nearby bench and the Red Arrows flew overhead back to their base at nearby RAF Scampton - what a perfect end to the day!

Lincoln Cathedral looked glorious in the sunshine. I actually reduced the saturation of the blue sky in this shot as it looked too blue to be believable!

The west door. I found innumerable interesting characters hiding among the carvings.

I found this character munching on one of the pillars!

This horse was giving the tourists rides around the city.

We found this adorable tabby cat in one of the gardens in the Cathedral Close. He was very friendly and I would imagine he laps up any amount of fuss and attention from the tourists every day!

Kevin caught up with Facebook on his phone while I took some more photos.

The evening sunshine created some beautiful sculptural effects on the Cathedral's decorative carvings.

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Photos By Jenna 7 years, 3 months ago

the detail is magnificent!

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Eiram Marie 7 years, 3 months ago

What a beautiful set! It is great to see that there is a blue sky somewhere:) It looks almost like November here in Prague now:)

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Josy 7 years, 3 months ago

Once again magnificent set, superb architectural details... and great "alive" beings :))

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Dan Ravasio 7 years, 3 months ago

A wonderful set, Helen. Kevin sure looks happy and content....

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Antonio Gil 7 years, 3 months ago

The devil is in the details. Love that end of the day light.

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Pete 7 years, 3 months ago

lovely detail and subject choices

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Gillian Parsons 7 years, 3 months ago

Oh how super I just love Lincoln Cathedral, and if I remember there are some lovely teashops there as well great captures the detail on the building is stunning enjoy the rest of your break.

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Marsha 7 years, 3 months ago

Love the great details and angles in the first and last....but every shot is lovely and interesting!

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Felecia Eby 7 years, 3 months ago

Magnificent Helen! Purely magnificent! I've had to do the same thing with some of my blue sky photos. . and the GREEN! The greens here in Oregon always look fake, but they aren't.

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Larry Sample 7 years, 3 months ago

Who is this Kevin guy breaking my heart? Kidding. Wonderful set!

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Paolo Martini 7 years, 3 months ago

Very beautiful and interesting details, Helen
Love them all ... Thank you !!!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Emma 7 years, 3 months ago

Love the close ups of the carvings. Lovely! :-)

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 7 years, 3 months ago

Continue to enjoy the wonderful sunshine.
Great series of the cathedral.

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