Sunday, July 24, 2011

Canterbury Tales

Our new British family took us on a roadtrip to Canterbury, the name is wellknown because of the book 'Canterbury Tales'.

The Cathedral's history goes back to 597AD when St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great as a missionary, established his seat (or 'Cathedra') in Canterbury. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told famously in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Light, as the first act of God’s creation, was seen as the purest manifestation of God’s presence, and stained glass windows come to life only when illuminated by light.

Ruby had no moral dilemas with having a snack on a tomb. 
(And she looks cute doing it.)  :)

1 comment:

  1. I think Ruby having a snack on a tomb is one of my favorite in the London Series. The stain glass window is incredible. I love the history you infused in this blog. I have enjoyed, vicariously (except when I was with you) your total European Vacation! So glad you have such memories so when your old and crotchedty you will have these recollections to carry you through :o)

    The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine


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