I have never yet been to the city of Lincoln, which is sad. I had a chance to go last year and didn't, which makes it even sadder. But perhaps I shall be able to make up for that moment of weakness this time, and take the plunge!
Every cathedral seems to have something unique within its walls, something that no other cathedral has but that you really must see. Truro Cathedral has more than one of these special uniquenesses, causing you to remember it forever. I, for one, certainly have never forgotten it and will almost surely go back to it. The list of its beauties goes on and on, but the one particularly fabulous item is the Terra Cotta Frieze by George Tinworth. It was sadly easily overlooked, as it is placed in an obscure spot behind, of all things, a pillar. Clearly a misjudgment. When I mentioned this to our cathedral guide, himself a brilliant man, he was baffled that I thought it a misstep. Why find fault inside a cathedral, seemed to be his thought (and he does have a point).
Therefore I will travel to Lincoln Cathedral to discover its own mysteries, and tell them all to you. But besides the cathedral itself, there are other treasures in that lovely place. Lincoln Castle looms large, towering over that medieval city and drawing thousands of its own visitors. But chief among the important things to do in Lincoln will be, for the SconeLady, enjoying an afternoon tea. The search is on! Since friend Rosie will be with me, I do not think we will have the least bit of trouble finding the finest.
And the time is quickly passing, my dear Readers. Day by day more and more plans are made, and reservations arranged (poor the SconeLady's husband). But what fun it all is! One oft repeated decree here in the SconeTherapy offices is that 'planning is at least half the fun of travel'.
Never forget that. Poring through Wikipedia, or Google, or youtube in order to pre-view an exciting spot along the way is all well and good. But it is truly only fulfilled in seeing the Real Thing.
It's like the difference between theory and truth.
See you along the way!
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