Day 12 June 29, 2002
By Dan, Mary Jane and Scotty Hyde
Saturday June 29 - Wells
From Priddy, we drive to Wells with its magnificent Cathedral.
At the Cathedral, Scotty answers some questions on a
sheet and earns a certificate proclaiming him a "Junior Cathedral
Guide." In the Cathedral there is a cool clock that has a revolving
"jousting" scene and a man whose hands and feet move, as if he is
striking large bells, when the clock strikes.
At a shop, Jan treats us to truffles (chocolate bonbon-like candies
with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate filling) and we buy some eccles buns
to eat later.
Market at Wells outside of Wells Cathedral's Gate
One Gate to Wells Cathedral's Yard
West Front of Wells Cathedral
Over 300 13th Century Statues on the Face. Cathedral started in 1175 AD.
World's Oldest Working Clock is in Wells Cathedral (1390).
A knight's tournament is acting out every quarter hour in which
one knight is knocked down.
Fan Vaulting near Ceiling of Wells Cathedral
Paint Design on Ceiling
Steps to Chapter House laid in about 1290.
You can see the wear from 700 years of people's feet.
Police Car in Wells
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