When I saw the prompt for this week’s Daily Post photo challenge, I decided to share one of my earlier galleries, ‘Areas of Sanctity‘. The theme this week is State of Mind and what with nostalgically looking back over my youth with my post on childhood TV, it immediately made me think of reflection as a mindset. Which led me to think of the font in Salisbury Cathedral. I know some of you will have seen this selection before but as I’ve gained quite a few new followers since I first posted it (thank you!), I didn’t think you’d mind it again!
I don’t consider myself to be a religious person, but I have always had a love of churches, holy buildings and graveyards. Not only for the serenity that can be found in their surroundings, but the outstanding architecture that has been lavished upon them in a celebration of some higher order. I’m lucky enough to live near two of the outstanding minsters in the UK, displaying both Medieval and Gothic design in all their glory, and I’m still in awe of how beautiful they are, even after numerous visits.
However, the other images here were taken a few years ago at Salisbury Cathedral, home of a fantastically preserved piece of the Magna Carta. I spent hours inside, just wandering around and climbing the towers, but definitely the most mesmerising for me was the font designed by William Pye. Used for full immersion baptisms, the surface of the cruciform is as still and clear as glass – one unlucky tourist thought it was glass and promptly drowned his camera.
But thanks to its reflective nature, I was able to get some great shots of the roof arches from an alternate angle and the resulting image saw me shortlisted in a photography competition. I’m still very proud of having ‘From my font of view’ selected – I hope you like it too. 🙂 x
Image Credits: All my own, so please be sweet and ask before sharing! 🙂