January isn’t the best month for long, dark, rainy drives up the M6 so, having enjoyed a lovely Thai meal with friends in Chester, we stayed the night at one of our favourites: Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden.
The next morning we breakfasted well and, after a look around Hawarden’s St Deiniol’s church, headed into Chester and to its fine cathedral. A couple of hours later we were home, enriched by our morning’s wanderings.
|The west window, by Burne-Jones, in memory of Gladstone
|Looking towards the west window
|The ceiling above the choir
|Detail of the choir stalls
|The quirky carvings date from 1380
|What appear to be paintings on the north wall…
|…are in fact mosaics