Lincoln and its County
A lot of ceremony for the first double decker under the Stonebow in Lincoln in 1927. The police officer in the image is my own grandfather. This old image is a scan of a printed image from the Lincoln Police magazine from 1927 in my collection.
Lincoln's amazing icon, its Cathedral, sits atop a limestone ridge which runs through the town.
This image created years ago has been rendered here as a watercolour. The view is from Eastgate, overlooking the statue of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The Cathedral in snow is not a common sight and this day many folks were lined up to take photographs. I differentiated this shot as a watercolour to provide an image option.
It is worth capturing a partial image of the magnificent west front of Lincoln Cathedral, as seen from Exchequergate, especially floodlit at night, making the large variety of carved surfaces more readable. Much of this detail gets lost in wide angle daylight views.
The busy gathering place of Castle Square, Lincoln. To get here you may have climbed the well-named Steep Hill to rise from the medieval city centre, a chance to pause, to admire the castle, Exchequergate and beyond it the west front pair and central tower of Lincoln's truly magnificent Cathedral. The Magna Carta hostelry and other locations in the square serve liquid and solid refreshments, especially nice on a hot day
Built high into the massive gatehouse walls long in 1849, this beautiful medieval oriel window looks down into the entry courtyard inside the castle gates. It was placed here after being removed from John of Gaunt's Palace in Lincoln in order to preserve it's singular beauty.
The huge and delicate round window in the south transept, known affectionately as The Bishop's Eye, can be clearly seen from across the city because of its size, but to be fully appreciated it must be seen from the inside of the transept. Not only is the glass work remarkable but attention should be paid to the delicately carved stonework which provides a structural mesh supporting this very special window.
The centre of Lincoln Cathedral is perhaps best recognised as the place where the nave and the transept cross one another. Above you is the mass of the high and massive central tower, its weight ingeniously supported by vaulted columns on the four corners. The roof lies high above the floor, under the tower, and it is hard to crank one's head into position for long to enjoy its splendor, Enter the magic of the camera!
The high rolling country in the north east of Lincolnshire and its under-populated farmland is a peaceful area of outstanding natural beauty and belies the county's reputation as a low, flat land. Lincolnshire's big skies offer up some truly spectacular sunsets, added to by aircraft contrails.
Looking up St Martin's Lane towards Steep Hill and Christ's Hospital Terrace, with the towers of the Cathedral as a backdrop, can be seen perhaps as iconic a view as one can find of the old medieval centre of Lincoln. It was a gorgeous day too!