Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Lindisfarne

Last week we went to Lindisfarne with a group of friends. We go there now and again I've posted about it before, so I won't reinvent the wheel here; I'll confine myself to posting a picture of the recently-added (well, 2004) statue of St Cuthbert by Fenwick Lawson.

13 comments:

Tom Stephenson said...

Lucky you - a place I would like to spend a little time on.

GOAT said...

Me too. And this made me wonder if any poor buggers are christened Cuthbert nowadays.

GOAT said...

Me too. And this made me wonder if any poor buggers are christened Cuthbert nowadays.

Gerry Snape said...

as we say in Belfast...at least I used to..."jammy thing!" I so want to go there.

The Solitary Walker said...

I love it there! That whole North-East coast, in fact.

BTW, my middle name is Cuthbert.

BTW, my middle name is Cuthbert.

So good, they named me twice...

Sorry, Dom and Goat, I couldn't resist it.

(And that's not really my middle name, God forbid! Archibald is far more, well, sonorous.)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful. Look forward to seeing it when we spend some time up there in May.

Titus said...

Jealous!
Keep looking at the sculpture, I can work out the hands/arms, but is that a leg on the right hand side sticking out? As if he's seated? Maybe it's my eyes tonight.

GOAT said...

Sorry Dominic and Archie, I swear I only hit 'PUBLISH' once! SW, I used to think Geoffrey was a terrible middle name...

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for these comments.

TS and GS: Go for it. It's quite a drive from here- but whenever I get there, my first thought is that it was worth it.

GOAT: Only, to my knowledge, the character in the Beano comic. And who's Archie?

SW: You had me going there! It was plausible. I think Cuthbert Walker has quite a ring to it.

WG: And the Pilgrim Cafe is worth a visit, too.

Titus: Perhaps he's breakdancing? You'll have to go and take a closer look: you're probably about as far/near as we are.

Dr Mandeep Khanuja said...

it is such a soulful statue ! very captivating. Thanks for sharing it

Friko said...

You are lucky to live near Lindisfarne.
I think Northumberland is among the most beautiful and interesting counties in the UK.

I am sorry I can't visit as I would like.

GOAT said...

Solitary Archibald Walker is, apparently, the scribe's full name.

Sandy's witterings said...

There's another goody by Fenwick lawson at Lindisfarne of monks carrying the body of St Cuthbert. And St Oswald too I suppose - his head is in the same box. Sub letting a coffin - What would Margery make of that?