Flashback Friday #9

Lincoln Cathedral: Choir Screen was written in February 2017 – one of several posts about this lovely cathedral which we visited in 2016 on a road journey up the east coast of England culminating in Scotland.

The †13C limestone choir screen is a marvellous example of decorated Gothic architecture with pinnacles and arches with tiny carved animal heads.



The walls of the screen are covered with carvings of leaves and flowers. Traces of red and blue paint can still be seen on them.

Carved head of a tongue-puller journeyman in his leather cap.




I only wish I lived closer as I could spend many an hour focussing on the details of this screen.

This post is a contribution to Fandango’s Flashback Friday. Have you got a post you wrote in the past on this particular day? The world might be glad to see it – either for the first time – or again if they’re long-time loyal readers.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

44 thoughts on “Flashback Friday #9”

  1. I am always in awe of the workmanship it took to create these masterpieces and wonder what the stonemasons thought of their finished work. Did they stand back and think what a great job they did or were they just happy to be done so they could move on to a new piece?

  2. a long time since I was in this Cathedral, and doing a similar trip to you exploring the east coast. Wonderful shots of the screen

        1. Off top of my head – Pembrokeshire then Anglesey, a night or two in Liverpool, maybe Morecambe, Lake District and Kirkcudbright

        2. I did consider Cardiff and Liverpool (we’ve done Pembrokeshire) and Lancaster, Carlisle. Bases to explore the surrounding areas. Kirkcudbright is also lovely, but been there too.

        3. Liverpool is fabulous, ooh and yes to Cardiff too. I was disappointed by Lancaster last time I was there so think Carlisle a better option.

          Might be worth asking Margaret about alternatives to Kirkcudbright as she was in area only last year – another reason to join us at 4pm 😉

  3. I linked you in my blogroll, 🙏😉 – I just had to because your experiences, your cosmopolitan posts and wonderful pics inspire me.

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