Sunday, 27 May 2012

Wells




The medieval city of Wells;  a little jewel which nestles on the southern side of

the Mendip Hills.

Steeped in history,Wells gets its name from the springs which

can be found in the gardens of the Bishops Palace.

And it is in Wells where we spent a most lovely weekend!





Wells is simply beautiful!

It is England's smallest city and Somerset's

only city.










We strolled along the moat walk on this glorious day.

All was quiet and serene and anything underneath

the bright blue sky, basked in the warmth and

the surrounding beauty.






There's always much to remind one of the past,

that is if one opens one's eyes!





J.C Everett: Mayor of Wells....(five times, apparently!)

Arthur.C. Hervey: Bishop of Bath and Wells.

Judging from the date on each shield, I assume that they

knew each other.









One of the prettiest places in Wells is the stunning,

medieval cobbled street,Vicar's Close,

 which is claimed to be the oldest, complete, medieval street in Europe.












Wells Cathedral was largely built between the 12th and 14th centuries and

it is said to be one of the best examples of early English architecture

 The Cathedral's magnificent West Front, features over 300 statues and carvings.

And there's also the famous mechanical clock.

Here's the outside view.






Of course Wells city centre, like many other city

and town centres, is very much focused on

the forthcoming jubilee.











Why did we go to Wells? 

Ah yes, I almost forgot to say that we'd been to the

Vintage and Handmade Fair at Chipping Sodbury!

I'll be back next time, to  'show 'n tell'!

;-) 



3 comments:

landcuckoo said...

Great pics, looks like another place I need to be adding to the 'to the to do list'
Hope you had a lovely weekend
Sarah x

Down by the sea said...

Wells looks like a beautiful city for your photos. I have never been there but after seeing your pictures a visit will be on the cards particularly as it is not too far away!
Sarah

Shirley said...

Looks like a lovely place - adding it to my "to do" list right now!