Monday, 6 August 2012

Doctor Foster went to Gloucester

...and, as the Nursery Rhyme predicted, there was indeed a shower of rain!  We made the trip to Gloucester to see the Cotswold Monochrome Salon Exhibition, which was being held in a wonderful old priory close to the docks.  Both Frances and I had pictures accepted into the exhibition, which is why we were making the pilgrimage.  Some wonderful images to look at, and a very pleasant way to spend an hour or so before lunch.

In the afternoon, during the aforementioned shower, I spent a very happy time inside Gloucester Cathedral.  The choir were practising for Evensong, which was the cherry on the cake.  Unfortunately there were dozens of people milling around, most of whom seemed oblivious to an idiot with a camera and a tripod.  Still, I managed to get a few pictures which I have processed very quickly.

It's a pity that the rest of Gloucester didn't match up to the quality of the exhibition and the Cathedral.  The place seemed to be relatively down at heel - despite lots of gentrification around the dock area - and was full of Pound Shops (or their discounted equivalents, 99p Shops).