Wednesday 6 February 2013

After a very wet November, the start of December was dry but very cold. Then we had about seven nights of hard frost which turned the countryside where I live very beautiful indeed. From mid December I spent a lot of my time down in Winchester as my daughter had a part-time job. I took this opportunity to explore this lovely historic city, I spent a lot of the time going around the Christmas market and the cathedral. On Christmas Eve I spent a wonderful hour in the cathedral attending the children's nativity service, where carols were sung and children were invited to come along as characters from the nativity scene. There were angels, sheep, donkeys, wise men, cows and lambs, I couldn't get over how many people turned up, the cathedral was packed. Then at the end of the month we had very wet weather which brought fresh flooding to Marsh Benham, the lane near where I live was under water and it was flowing over the road quiet fast, since I lived here I've never seen flooding like this.

Frost At Marsh Benham
Not Much Around In The Cold Weather

Old Jack Frost Has Left His Mark

Frosted Web

Frost on Holly

Silent Trees

West Window And Christmas Tree

The Great Naive

Simply Red Cassocks

St Swithin

"It Will Rain For Forty Days And Forty Nights"

The Choir Stall

Looking Through The Choir Screen

Mirror Image

Paintings Above St Swithin's Tomb

Antony Gormley Sculpture, Sound II

All's Still

Crypt Reflections

Choir Stalls, East Window
Looking Up Above

One Of The Colourful Banners In The Great Naive

Getting Into The Christmas Spirit


"Walking In A Winter Wonderland"

Two Walls A Bell Tower

A Long Queue For The Ice Rink

A Young Budding Skater With Help From A Penguin

Steady Feet

An Aisle At The Side Of The Great Naive

Ceiling Of The North Transept

Arches In Reflection

When I Came Here Earlier In The Year There Was No Sign Of Any Water

Sound II


Nativity Scene On The High Altar

One Of Many Statues On The High Altar

Part Of The Spectacular High Altar

Just One Of The Many Stained Glass Windows

Great Ceiling Of The Great Naive

Reflection of In Prayer

Christmas Arrangement

Lit In Memory

Candle On The Right Is For My Late Wife, Kathy

Every Window Tells A Story

As You Can Tell I Love The West Window

Great West Window From Below

Window, Ceiling, Tree

Banners and Chairs

Odd Window Out

Live Nativity

"Little Donkey, Little Donkey"

The Goat Wanted All The Attention

The Windows Of The Crypt

Christmas Wreath

A Street Entertainer

Moon Over The Cathedral

All Lit Up

Let There Be Light

Full Moon And Light

Stone Coffin

Stone Coffins, Once Nunnaminster Later St Marys Abbey

Fancy Brickwork


Brick And Flint

I Love The Architecture In Winchester

Winchester Crest

The 600 Year Old Grade Listed II, The Chesil Rectory

View Over Winchester

The High St Starting To Get Busy

Spectacular View From St Giles Hill

Spot Of Green

Old Wall

Seen From Under

Tudor Building In St John's Street

St John The Baptist Parish Church

On The Church Wall


Inside St Johns

Tree Lights

Black And Colour

Another Piece Of Art

A Nice Piece Of Carving

St Johns The Baptist Stone Font

Window Through A Hole

On The Outside Wall Of The Church

Tudor Window

Red, Blue,Black

What's The History Behind This House ?

Old Timbers Of The Chesil Rectory Restaurant

New Sign For An Old Building

Made Out Of Chocolate

Looks Good

Chocolate Choir Boys

Alfred The Great

The Saxon King

Every Window Has A Picture

How Far ?

Back In The Cathedral

Sun Light On Stone

With Little Colour

Christmas Fun
Patterned Columb
Angels, Shepperds and Sheep

Was Once

Winchester Christmas Lights
Tree And Lights

Stopped Clock

Ramos With His Ipad

Amazon Now Deliver Cats

Pixi Getting Into The Christmas Mood

Part Of Milkhouse Road Underwater

All Photos Taken And Owned By DDPearce of Darrins Photography

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