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Christmas photos

Here are a few photos from the last couple of days:

HD sorting out our niece’s flying fairy, a Christmas present from HD’s parents.

The two penguins we bought HD’s parents for Christmas (the hats are HD’s handiwork. They originally housed Ecclefechan tarts).

And here’s a selection of photos from Hereford Cathedral, which we visited this afternoon:

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Cathedral and Necropolis

Today I took a wander up to what is known as “the Cathedral” (Glasgow has 3 or 4, but “the” Cathedral is St Mungo’s, and is Church of Scotland) and the Necropolis, which is the big graveyard over the road from the Cathedral. I found the cathedral rather austere, though very impressive, but I was happy because I got my best ever stained glass window photos – they never ever come out as well as this:

Cathedral and Victoria Cross memorialAdam and Eve stained glass, Glasgow CathedralStained Glass, Glasgow Cathedral

The Necropolis is wonderfully atmospheric – full of humungous gravestones with massive crumbling statues on top. When I lived in London I lived near Nunhead Cemetery which I must say I think is creepier and lovelier than the Necropolis, but I still managed to get a few pictures I was pleased with which give a bit of a feel of the place:

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