Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Windows of Salisbury

One of our favorite places in England is Salisbury -- both the town and their cathedral. It is one of the most imposing cathedrals in England -- it's steeple rising high above the Salisbury Plain. It is unusual as well, for it is surrounded by green space -- most cathedrals are nestled up to their town.

What amazes me most about the cathedrals other than the sheer size of the structure is the stained glass -- huge windows of stained glass.

Stained glass in churches on the prairie are not as prevalent nor as large. And to think that this glass is centuries old!

The stained glass at Salisbury:

All of the windows have names but I didn't pay enough attention and so my windows will be nameless!

It is awesome to be in the cathedrals in England . . . . and they are not "museums" but rather living worship centers. Occasionally, as you're visiting, you'll find a service in progress or a wedding about to begin.

It's Wednesday and I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.


Pondside said...

How beautiful! The word 'awesome' has been so terribly over-used in the past few years, but it is entirely appropriate for this cathedral, and so many in Europe. I've never been to Salisbury, so thank you for this glimpse.

From the Kitchen said...

Beautiful photos bring a nice memory of our visit there.


afternoon tea said...

I agree with Pondside, the word that comes first to mind is "Awesome". Is this one of the steeples that started "steeplechasing"?

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

OH Thanks again for taking back to a place I visited so many years ago!

BumbleVee said...

the beautiful windows...the oh-so-high arches and columns..... much like the ones we saw in Batalha.... love it.....

... and, like you.... remembering that is was ages ago that simple masons did such amazing work. !! almost unbelievable isn't it? ....

Kelly said...

What a beautiful cathedral! Great photos! Thank you so much for sharing.