It’s the first Tuesday in the month so it’s Windows time, the photographic challenge organised by Wild Daffodil. I was a bit more organised over the last month and actually looked for some windows to photograph!
Last week my walking buddy and I purportedly set out to do a practice walk up Pen-y-ghent, however for various reasons we abandoned that plan (whilst en route!!) and went to the seaside instead! We managed to include a garden centre and a fabric shop, so my OH was somewhat perplexed when I came back from a ‘walk’ with two plants and two lengths of fabric!!
Anyway, I digress! On the way back we called in at Kirby Lonsdale, a lovely old village on the border of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes. We had a good mooch round, discovering lots of fascinating old ginnels and back lanes.
There was a market on in the village square, but along the back lanes into the older part of Kirby Lonsdale we found it’s second market square, complete with market cross. It’s very unusual for villages to have two. This one was a livestock market, the streets next to it are still called Horsemarket and Swinemarket. The original weigh house is still there, you can just make out the outline of cobbles in front marking the edges of the weigh platform.
There was an interesting building on the square which if I read the information board right was the old police station.
We followed the ginnels round to the churchyard. The church is a fascinating mix of architectural styles. Parts of it date back to the twelfth century but various bits have been added on and changed in most centuries since, so there is an eclectic mix of styles.
This mix of styles was particularly noticeable with the shapes of windows and arches…
There is some beautiful stained glass in the church, it always amazes me to see the detail in stained glass windows, it’s one of the times that the more you look, the more you see, I love the vibrant colours of this window and the tiny flowers and mushrooms on the ground…
These are the bottom panels of larger windows, just look at the detail of those flowers…
This photo challenge is organised by Wild Daffodil, she has some lovely photos of Forde Abbey, please follow the link to see lots more photos of windows.