27th August 2010
The delays in Gloucester provided ample opportunity for photographic expeditions in the dock and the wider city.
Before we leave the area I thought it would be a good idea to post a selection of my favourites. So, less words and more photos today.
First a few images from round the docks including the old harbour pump which could lift an international swimming pool every two minutes - the new electric ones have twice the capacity. Also a new structure being erected in the marina. I don't know its name, but it bears a resemblance to the Skylon seen at the Great Exhibition.
Big Pump and the new "skylon"
Seaman's Church on the docks
Then there are a few shots from round the outside of the incredible cathedral:
The Gatehouse and the new "mason" standing beside the main entrance.
The cathedral on profile
A Norman window
" Bigfoot" in the cathedral grounds, and the local parish church with its missing spire top in the foreground
Chiming clock with figures that mark every quarter hour.