What is on offer in our lovely city of Chichester? Well, plenty!
The main meeting point in Chi is The Cross. As Chi has 4 main roads (North, South, East and West) that cross each other more or less in the middle of Chi, it makes sense to meet there!
|Chichester Market Cross 2006|
The Cross was built around 1501. Bishop Story paid £10 for the land it is built on. I have heard that he was fed up with the women of the city trading in the cathedral or on the grounds and built the cross to give them their own place to trade from.
Read more about the Cathedral in the blog 'Chichester Cathedral'.Every 'tour' of Chi I've taken friends and family on, have included the Cathedral!
|View of the cathedral from city walls (Ian and Elna)|
|Over the fields from Hunston|
Building work on the cathedral started in 1076 and it was only in 1108 that Bishop Luffa was able to dedicate the building.
One thing that I find fascinating is that the spire had collapsed in 1861 and had to be rebuilt (completed in 1866).
The cathedral is a real treasure trove. Many pieces of art have been commissioned over the years. Here are some...
|Miserichords (choir stalls)|
As the choir members rest their bum on these, they often depict
monsters and demons or things that deserve disrespect!
|The famous Chagall window|
|John Piper tapestry|
|'Do not touch me' painting|
Apparently a lady objected to a painting of Mary Magdeline in the church
and stuck her umbrella through the painting (the brown dot at the
bottom of the stairs, left)
The wallsIt is possible to walk around the city mostly on the original walls that were built in the Roman times.
|Walls by Priory Park (Retha)|
|(Ian and Elna)|
Another favourite place to visit,
|View of cathedral, Guildhall and old castle (motte & bailey) from the walls|
|A spot of cricket, featuring DS and walls in background|
|Heavy chain mail!|