Here we are, the last of my Holiday posts. This was supposed to go up last thursday but unfortunately life just gets in the way sometimes, so there will another post this thursday to get us back to speed.
So, for the last day we ventured into Chester for a few hours before we had to go home. We didn't stay in the town much, although it was very pretty, but we did go and visit the Cathedral. From the outside I'll admit my first thought was that it wasn't as impressive as ours, but when I went inside I was blown away by how pretty it was. I'm not religious in any way but I do have a strong admiration for Cathedrals and churches purely because of the amount of skill that has gone into building them. The carpentry alone was a thing of beauty and gave the whole place a very Hogwartsy vibe to it, like being in a Charms lesson with professor Flitwick. The ceilings were covered in paintings, and as a painter myself it astounded me how difficult it must have been to do it. The mosaics on the walls were also super pretty and just really impressive. Sometimes I feel like, with all our modern materials and equiptment, we're losing the skill of so many trades that we've built up over the centuries. It's almost sad to think about.
As well as that, there was an art show being held as well with some very ... interesting pieces dotted around. I'll never understand modern art, it totally loses me. It also struck me how big it was inside, compared to our Cathedral which may be tall but it is also very small. The lighting wasn't great inside but I managed to snap a few good pictures so I'll leave you with them and finally stop rambling on about my Holiday. See you all on Thursday for a long needed baking post!