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Part Way Through A Bank Holiday Heatwave [Aug. 24th, 2019|04:17 pm]
Tony Grist
We thought our summer was over- and we were wrong. Today, for the first time this year I decided that socks were inappropriate and ran a pair of sandals to earth. The heatwave is expected to continue through the long, bank holiday weekend.

On Tuesday we're booked to go to Colchester. I've been consulting Simon Knott's extraordinary East Anglian Churches website to see if there were any unmissable churches along our projected line of travel. There aren't. But then Knott and I aren't always looking for the same things- and a church he loves might leave me untouched and vice versa. For instance he loves Victorian glass and knows tons of stuff about its designers and makers while I mostly avert my eyes. And what do I look for? I asked myself. And myself replied, "Anything Romanesque, anything grotesque, any tomb earlier than 1700, and whatever still exists of medieval glass or painting."

[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2019-08-24 07:01 pm (UTC)
It has have been a sandal and barefoot day.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-08-24 07:06 pm (UTC)
That's right!
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-08-24 08:07 pm (UTC)
You and I seem to have similar standards regarding what an interesting church is.
Romanesque is the gold standard for me though I have to grudgingly admit that there is also some mighty fine Gothic out there.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-08-25 06:57 am (UTC)
I'll go out of my way for Romanesque but not for Gothic. I don't really understand why this should be.
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[User Picture]From: mallorys_camera
2019-08-25 01:15 am (UTC)
Are you LJ friends with puddleshark? If you're not, you might want to add her. You have similar tastes in interesting church artifacts.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-08-25 07:00 am (UTC)
We found one another a few years back- and I love her work. She covers Dorset and I mainly cover Kent and Sussex so there's no overlap.
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