The West Front, Litchfield Cathedral, Staffordshire
You approach the Cathedral through narrow streets which open onto Cathedral Green….you stop and Look Up….everyone does.
Apart from the shear height of the 3 Spires (the central spire 252ft. the west towers 190ft.) the intricacy of the carved sandstone, Saints and geometric patterns, demands the attention of your eyes….far too much to take in at one glance.
Then you start to marvel at the realisation that this medieval Cathedral and every detail was created by individual craftsmen, from architect, to stonemason, to the construction team that completed the task….remembering that this was constructed long before mechanisation, no scaffolding as we know it, no mongoose cranes, no lifts or JCB’s…..just sweat and tears and much pride in building they were creating.
You cannot do anything else but Look Up with admiration. Just a suggestion for this weeks DP Photo Challenge. Click this link to see what others have suggested :- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/look-up/
(C) David Oakes 2016