"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Living Waters


The ancient cathedral in Salisbury has a modern font.


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On it are written words of scripture.
In it is reflected the cathedral’s beauty.


8 responses

  1. magnificently moving ….

    June 13, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    • Magnificent is just the right word for this cathedral…

      June 14, 2011 at 2:46 am

  2. Whoever commissioned that was inspired. It reminds me of the Richard Wilson exhibit 20:50 at the Saatchi gallery where they have filled a room with black engine oil to waist height.

    June 14, 2011 at 11:39 am

    • Black engine oil and living waters may not always sit naturally together – but I think I understand what you mean….

      June 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm

  3. Toffeeapple

    That font wasn’t there when I last went so I had to check when it was placed there; the answer is 2008 – and I thought it was just about 18 months since I was there. The old mind is playing tricks again…

    June 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    • I first visited Salisbury Cathedral about forty years ago – and remember being very impressed by its beauty.
      I saw the new font two years back, when I attended an evening cathedral concert, and wasn’t completely sure if its green stone fully harmonised with the rest of the building. This time, the difference in colour didn’t seem at all out of place…

      June 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm

  4. zooperson

    Where ever I travel I usually choose to visit the churches first. Salisbury Cathedral knocked my socks off and the concert presented that evening was an added treat. That was some 5 years ago, and now I shall have return to admire this wonderful addition of reflective water. Your photos are really wonderful. Thank you.

    June 19, 2011 at 1:02 am

    • I think the churches and cathedrals give fascinating insights into a village, town or city. Something of their past lives on…

      June 19, 2011 at 2:19 am

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