A Trip to Worcester Cathedral & Royal Worcester Porcelain

After a good long sleep and getting adjusted back to UK time it was off down to Worcester Cathedral for a walk around. We happened to be in town during the Three Choirs Festival, so there were lots of events going on.

This part of the Cathedral (the altar) always strikes me as odd, with the very classical architecture and the garish ‘modern’ stitchery below.

Altar of Worcester Cathedral

The ceiling is simply spectacular.

Worcester Cathedral Ceiling

There is even a little cart you can push around with an angled mirror on it so you can view the ceiling without craning your neck.

The glorious East Window.

Worcester Cathedral East Window

One of the many sculptures.

Worcester Cathedral Sculpture

Light a candle and pray.

Worcester Cathedral

It’s is a beautiful building.

Worcester Cathedral

After that we headed outside to check out some of the music and have some local Bennetts Dairy ice cream!

Bennetts Dairy Ice Cream

After that it was off round the corner to Royal Worcester Porcelain, always an interesting place to visit.

Royal Worcester Porcelain

They were having a clearance sale and we managed to get a whole Spode (Party Time) set for £1 per piece!

Spode Party Time

Then a short walk back through the city.

Worcester Streets

Dinner was some poached salmon with boiled potatoes and fresh garden veges.

Poached Salmon

Finished off with a big box of cheese!

Continental Selection Cheese

Continental Selection – yums!

More coming soon.

You can find all the posts on my UK trip:

UK Trip – August 2008

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12 Responses to A Trip to Worcester Cathedral & Royal Worcester Porcelain

  1. meggy September 16, 2008 at 6:08 pm #

    Sainsbury’s rocks!!!

  2. Reuben September 16, 2008 at 6:27 pm #

    Blue Cheese FTW!

  3. moons September 16, 2008 at 9:30 pm #

    Love the 2nd photo of the ceilings. Seriously magnificent architectural works.

    Hm, don’t think I’ve ever eaten any other cheese to the normal cheese. For some reason, I guess I cant get myself to eat large chunks of cheese instead of slices.

  4. Nicholas Leong September 16, 2008 at 11:45 pm #

    2nd photo of the ceilings rocks! 🙂 And what a place for photography. So many things to shoot.

  5. carrie September 17, 2008 at 2:16 pm #

    Wow… amazing architecture…. and ur photography skill is damn good..

  6. Huai Bin September 17, 2008 at 10:24 pm #

    Jesus Christ! That’s some amazing architecture in the cathedrals in Worcester. The stained glass and ceiling art (there’s a term for this, I’m sure, but I can’t remember) is beautiful. You managed to capture the grandeur and sheer imposing size of the place. Nice one, ST.

    I’ll go for the brie.

  7. kevin September 18, 2008 at 9:35 am #

    damned cheese. i wanted to comment on the cathedrals and here i’m totally taken over by the cheese.

  8. kaswira September 18, 2008 at 5:41 pm #

    poached salmon with boiled potatoes and garden{?} veg,,sorriest meal shoalin tiger ever had in long while

  9. joshuaongys September 19, 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    i shall go to such places next time!!!! =(

  10. ShaolinTiger September 20, 2008 at 2:54 am #

    meggy: My mom prefers Sainsbury’s I prefer Tesco!

    Reuben: Yah at least can get some decent danish blue here.

    moons: Thanks 🙂 Well you slice this cheese la dude you don’t bite a big chunk, it’s just not those processed rubber Kraft slice kinda cheese.

    Nicholas Leong: Every place has a lot of things to shoot, it’s just what you make of it.

    carrie: Thanks, you’re too kind!

    Huai Bin: Thanks, it really is glorious there. Brie fan eh? Gotta make sure it sits out till it sags at the sides though!

    kevin: LOL can’t blame you!

    kaswira: Nah not really, good to have some good clean natural flavours, healthy and satisfying.

    joshuaongys:Just do it!

  11. moons September 20, 2008 at 3:15 pm #

    Oh yes I know about the slicing the cheese, but hmm it’s like the first sight impression puts me off for some reason.

    Could be the sight of the left over fermentation I guess. I don’t mind eating swiss cheese and those normal cheese, just not the ones where you still see fermentation or such.

    Think you can get pretty similar cheese over here in Malaysia at Coldstorage as if I’ve not mistaken I’ve seen some at the KLCC branch.

  12. ShaolinTiger September 24, 2008 at 6:37 pm #

    moons: Hahah, you should check out the smell! Anyway asians eat much more disgusting looking things than cheese…and much more stinky horrible things (smelly and fermeted tofu!). Yeah it’s just very expensive, you can actually get it in Tesco deli too.