I’m well on my way to finishing my current WIP, which is a Christmas story in the Loveday Ross Cornish Mysteries’ series. By way of a little reward, hubby and I treated ourselves to a day out in the beautiful City of Lincoln. These are few of the things we enjoyed on the way.
This is the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral, which for more than 200 years (1311-1549) was the tallest building in the world. Its dramatic gothic architecture still dominates the city’s skyline.
We came across this tiny little door. I couldn’t quite see any burly Roman centurions being able to squeeze through it. If you compare its size in the above photo to the two more modern doors, you’ll understand what I mean. I’m not great on deciphering Roman numerals. The best I was able to do with that date was the last four digits, which even I know is 8.
The beautiful Newport Arch, in Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter, dates from the strengthening of the city’s defences in the 4th century. I get goose pimples just being close to anything as old as this.
I love those huge strengthening bolts and crosses in this old wall. Looks like that section of it has been standing there since time began.
We did take a step back into the 21st century when we had a wander ‘down town’. The city’s busy shopping centre has its own charm, especially with this lovely waterway wending its way through it. I have to confess though that my heart was still up in the Cathedral Quarter. The magic of Lincoln’s ancient beginnings is hard to beat.
Have a lovely week, everyone.