I am returning to Dan Antion’s Thursday Doors weekly photo challenge after a bit of a break, the reasons for which I wont go into now. Anyway, I am glad to be back sharing my photographs and looking at wonderful doors from around the world courtesy of Dan’s site No Facilities. This week my doors are in West Sussex – Chichester, and Bosham in particular. I also have some great door pictures taken in the Sussex market town of Arundel but I don’t want to overload you so I’ll post those next time.
First here are some doors in the grounds of, or on the edge of Chichester Cathedral.
The next couple are in Chichester Cathedral which is a stunning building inside and out. I am cheating by including an archway rather than a door but I thought you might like it. The scene shows the colourful John Piper Holy Trinity Tapestry at the high alter. Below is larger photograph of the tapestry.
Next are some doors in Bosham, a picture postcard village on the edge of Chichester harbour. First, just to provide a context, is a view of the village at low tide.
In the photo below, notice how small and high off the ground the doors are. When you see how close to the high-tide line they are, you can why they were built like this.
Below is the Holy Trinity Anglican Church which dates back to Saxon times. It is depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry which features the series of events leading up to the Conquest of England by Duke William of Normany in 1066. There is also a long held tradition that early in the 11th century, King Cnut’s young daughter was drowned in the millstream and was buried in the church.
I highly recommend Chichester as a place to visit and as a base for exploring Chichester Harbour, the coast and the South Downs National Park.