December 30, 2006

23rd, Dec. Glastonbury Tor, Wells Cathedral, and Wookey Hole.

Follow-up to 22nd, Dec. A long long trip… from Shuang's blog

It was a full day that day.
Our journey started since 9 in the morning. Alex and his girl friend, accompanyed with me. We firstly went to Glastonbury. But because of the coldness in the morning, we didn’t climb the hill to the top.
Then we went to Wells Cathedral. It was so respectful of the famous West Front. It was suggested 356 sculptures on the front. So it was regarded as the largest galleries of sculpture in the world. when I went into the Nave, my eyes were drawn to the unique ‘scissor arches’. Although it looked a bit modern, it was a mediaeval solution. Some people were singing Carols under the middle of the arche.
The next destination was the Wookey Hole. The hole was used to be inhabited by the Celts and Iron Age people who found shelter and warmthe in the caves. It was suggested that it was cool in summer, while warm in winter. They used a Welsh legend to lead the trip. The legend said that King Arthur slew a Black Witch who inhabited the many chambers of the fascinating labyrinth of wonderful rock formations. Walking through the hole, we went into a park, which was full of fake dinosares, kingkong, mermaids. I found children liked them very much. Then we saw the museum which could tell the history of the caves. There has been a Paper Mill at Wookey Hole for centries. For this reason, we got the chance to see and try paper-making by ourselves. Finally, we played a lot of Victorian Penny Slot machines. Although it was not difficult to play, it was great fun.

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