Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pilkington's rest

I know this kind of music is not to everyone's taste, but I find it beautiful. Here is a song called Rest, Sweet Nymphs by Francis Pilkington (if your internet connection is good enough watch it in high definition):

(Listening to the song made me think something that is a bit heretical in modern society, namely that one measure of a woman's unstunted growth is if a man cannot help but smile in her presence.)

Francis Pilkington became attached to Chester Cathedral in 1602. There have been churches at the site going back, perhaps, to Roman times but the earliest surviving parts of the building date back to 1093. Here is an interior view:

Parts of the town of Chester seem well-preserved and picturesque:

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