Lichfield is famous for both Erasmus Darwin and Dr Johnson (he of diary fame). As part of the civic pride initiative a 10 mile walk around Lichfield was created, known as Darwin Walk. This part runs die straight towards the world famous Lichfield Cathedral.
Darwin is of course known for his theories on evolution but was also a widely respected physician, poet and inventor too. The metal artwork on Darwin Walk shows 4 outlines of him and this image shows botanist (the flower) and poet (the quill). If you look closely under the legs of the quill holding Darwin you may make out the spires of Lichfield Cathedral.
This clock tower more correctly known as Friary Clock Tower was built around 1863 when building them was a fashionable thing to do. In the 1920's due to a road improvement scheme it was re-located to its current site, just a few hundred yards away.
Possibly one of Lichfield's oldest buildings at over 500 years young. Now describing itself as a tea rooms and restaurant. Peculiar fact of the day - it is famous for making almost anything out of chocolate according to its web site.
This fine drinking fountain was erected in the memory of John Jordan Serjeantson (1836-1886), rector of St Michael's Church in Lichfield. And once provided a clean and safe water supply for the townsfolk.
Possibly one of the most famous cathedrals in the UK and one of only three 'triple spires' (the others being in Truro and Edinburgh). Lichfield Cathedral is of medieval origin having been constructed in the 13th and 14th century and has had several repairs and renovations since construction. This image has been converted to monochrome and digitally filtered.
Possibly one of the most famous cathedrals in the UK and one of only three 'triple spires', the others being in Truro and Edinburgh. Lichfield is of medieval origin having been constructed in the 13th and 14th century and has had several repairs and renovations since construction.
Tixall Wide or as it sometimes known Tixall Broad can be found on the Staffordshire and Worcester canal. It is as far as I know the only place full length narrowboat can do complete 360 turn. Dating back to the 1770s it was either a lake that the canal conveniently used or was dug at the insistence of the land owner at the time who granted permission to go through his land provided the canal looked like a lake from his mansion. Take your pick which version you wish to believe. I hold a CAA Permit for Commercial Operation to fly and sell work from my drone.
World famous for being triple spired - one of just three in the country - Lichfield cathedral is seen here across Minster Pool.