A Library, a Church and a Cathedral

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.

Gladstone’s Library

The west window, by Burne-Jones, in memory of Gladstone
Chester Cathedral

Looking towards the west window

The ceiling above the choir

Detail of the choir stalls

The quirky carvings date from 1380

The organ

What appear to be paintings on the north wall…

…are in fact mosaics