Five Photos, Five Stories #1

I’ve been invited to take part in the “Five Photos, Five Stories” challenge by Claire of Claire93. The challenge is quite simply to “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.

Here’s my first photo:

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This is Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England. Wells is officially England’s smallest city and is dominated by its large Cathedral and the beautiful Green that surrounds it. On a sunny day like today you can find people using the green space for sitting, sunbathing, reading and just watching the world go by. Parents play games with their children on it and dogs get to chase balls on it. It’s a wonderful space.

I’m lucky enough to work in this beautiful city and get to see this view every day as I go about my work. The present cathedral building has been on this spot for over 800 years and the West Front that you can see here has lots of wonderful statues carved into its stonework. Originally it would have been painted in bright yellows and reds and would have been an important landmark and meeting place for miles around. Today only the plain stonework remains but it is spectacular none-the-less.

I’d like to nominate Kaz of Days and Months to take up the challenge if she can. She has a wonderful photography blog and posts some amazing pictures. There’s no obligation to join in of course but her blog is well worth a visit.

4 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories #1

  1. A beautiful cathedral – in a small city I understand? This is a building to be proud of – never been to Wells. Thank you for posting.

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