Another page in my last summer’s diary where, along with our visiting Singaporean friend “Velvetine” (I use her internet screen name for reasons of privacy) we are delighting in the stunning building that is Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England.
Himself and the kids have decided that they would far rather go shopping for supplies we can’t get back home in the Netherlands and gifts for family and friends rather than traipse around after us as we chatted excitedly about our latest stained glass or stone carved discovery.
Therefore Velvetine and I have arranged to met them back at the van in a few hours time and both parties are very happy to be doing what they like better.
Naturally I knew that the kids would opt for going shopping with himself, after all they know full well that he’s the parent who can be more easily wheedled and cajoled into entering a toy shop and not escaping without a child chosen purchase. As they leave us I make jokes against the stereotype about him watching out that he doesn’t end up spending too much, not actually as a financial order of any kind but so that he can use it as an excuse against the children’s begging for “just one more thing” since he’s too soft hearted to say “No” to them easily.
On this occasion I’m not too worried about their shopping adventures since both kids were promised some holiday money at the start of our trip and so far we had been too busy to make a single purchase. With no doubt that they would be keen to make up for that now, Velvetine and I therefore settled in for a quiet few hours of quiet and peaceful enjoyment of the Cathedral. Velvetine is a kindred spirit when it comes to a love of churches, stained glass, stone carving and the like, so we delight in the discovery that with an allotment of more time than we had at Ely Cathedral and even more beautiful windows to photograph, we can photograph as much as we like.
And Like we do… Once again, these photo series are for my artistic inspiration archive files as well as for my(and your) immediate viewing pleasure… the styles and centuries of the glass are vastly different but the attention to detail remains the same… What’s not to like?