I have been so preoccupied with knitting recently that I forgot to put on some photographs of our Easter trip away. I was ill for a few weeks before, so this trip really restored me.
We had a few days in Suffolk, staying in Blythburgh, which is just a few miles from the coast. The area is known for its marshland and mudflats, and wildlife. This was our view from the end of the garden, and we had some lovely walks both up and down the River Blyth, following the old disused railway track. I have some other photos of the coast and wildlife, but I thought I would concentrate on those I took in Blythburgh in this post and put those in another.
The church in Blythburgh is known as the Cathedral of the Marshes. Blythburgh is a small village, so the size of this church is quite amazing. I rather stupidly didn't take a photo of the outside, but if you want to read more there is a really good site here Holy Trinity, Blythburgh.
The ceiling with its wooden angels is just beautiful. There are 12 angels in all. I am not sure if the angel below is as old, but I really liked her too.
The wooden figures on the end of every pew were very unusual. These bench ends represent the seven deadly sins, the seven works of mercy, and the seasons.
This Madonna and Child was made by Peter Ball in 1997. We called her "The Big Foot Madonna".
This was the view from one of the windows up a spiral staircase. I did take a shot where the churchyard was in focus, but much prefer this moody view.
|And finally this sunset also seen from our kitchen window|