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. Well this place is in Lincoln, somewhere near the middle of England. We made our way slowly up the east coast towards Scotland, stopping off at various locations along the way.

  1. I have been to Lincoln Cathedral a few times, when staying with friends who lived in the city. For some reason, I never had a camera with me. Not too far from here though, so maybe a return trip one day.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. My pleasure. It is a beautiful cathedral. There are more posts about the interior and exterior that you might enjoy if you haven’t been there.

        1. Durham is nice. but you have to pay to take photographs so I have none from the interior. Norwich is pretty spectacular too.

        2. I didn’t realise that about Durham. I’ve only been back once since my son and d-i-l left after their student days. Actually, I like all the cathedrals in their way. Maybe not Liverpool Anglican

    1. It’s such an intriguing screen with all the different carvings. Could have spent a couple of hours just photographing this!

  2. I didn’t realise it’s so long ago, but I suppose it must be. Seems like just the other year 🙂 🙂 Remember it well! Great photos, Jude! Love the intricacy.

        1. Yes. And I hope I can go exploring a bit more this year before the tourists arrive. Last year we were under stay at home instructions right up until everyone was allowed to travel. I have a few walks in mind.

  3. What a plethora of wonderful details, Jude. And yes, I too thought you could have used it as another yellow. We’re almost at the end of that, aren’t we? It’s been fun and I made it almost every day, which was a goal I set for myself just for the fun of it.


        1. Well you don’t have to post daily! Once a month or once a week perhaps! But I have a feeling the next colour won’t be difficult to find.

        2. I know I don’t have to post daily, but it was fun adding that theme to whatever else I was doing and it made me dig through my files to see what I could come up with, which made me remember a lot of other things I might post some day.

        3. I find that when going through the archives looking for a photo challenge. You come across things you have forgotten about.

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