Went to so many places today! We got up about 7 and had an early breakfast from about 8 to 8.30. Then we tried to set off but…
the car was covered in frost! So we spent about 10 minutes just trying to get the ice off the windscreen and the rear windscreen. Another 5 minutes was spent trying to warm up the car. And then we were on our way!
Our first stop was Stonehenge, an hour’s drive away from Bath. The Lord was good to us, and the weather was beautiful.
The scenery along the way, with its quaint little houses lining the streets and the lush, green fields. Reaching Stonehenge we see much more green space and
countless sheep dotting the greenery.
Here’s the view from another side of the Stonehenge.
Like the above picture says, no one knows its purpose. Apparently the flat stone in the middle is an altar. If the four corner stones (not in picture) were joined, they would form a square, with the altar in the middle. It even looked like that before:
Artist’s impression. But why the big circle? And the altar in the middle?
We left Stonehenge for Salisbury to see the Salisbury Cathedral, for which the Chichester Psalms were written for. (See here for my post on the Chichester Psalms) . It’s one of my most favourite choral works, and after seeing all the pictures of it and hearing the work a hundred times over, I simply had to visit the Salisbury Cathedral. Especially since it’s located so close to Stonehenge. Managed to persuade mum and brother to make the 30min drive there, and even searched for directions and led the way there.
The cathedral was nothing short of magnificent. Just standing before it made me feel so small.
The two heads behind are part of an art installation of Angel’s Heads, all hand-made using a hammer and nail. In front is a little overflowing pool, with inscriptions on the side. I like this photo, with my reflection and the reflection of the stained glass behind me.
Went on to the Roman Baths, then Jane Austen’s house (only the shop, the museum was closed) and then finally a yummy dinner at Sally Lunn’s, the oldest house in Bath. Pictures and updates tomorrow! Early day tomorrow, we’re driving to Stratford-upon-Avon. Goodnight for now (: