“FOR US ARTISTS,
THERE AWAITS THE JOYOUS COMPRIMISE THROUGH ART,
WITH ALL THAT WOUNDED OR DEFEATED US IN DAILY LIFE;
IN THIS WAY, NOT TO EVADE DESTINY
BUT TO FULFIL IT IN ITS TRUE POTENTIAL –
I saw this in the cathedral area of Exeter, in Autumn. You can see the medieval stonework around this window.
The undoubted showpiece of medieval Exeter is the cathedral, which displays some of the finest Decorated Gothic architecture anywhere in Britain, as well as an earlier pair of Norman towers. Within the cathedral lie art historical and architectural riches in abundance; it is located in the stunning setting of cathedral green, surrounded by numerous medieval buildings.
First built around 200AD, Exeter’s city wall has encircled the historic town ever since. Well over two-thirds of the circuit survives (more than 2.5 kilometres in circumference), preserving clear evidence of rebuilding and re-use through the medieval period to the present day. This view shows the ‘fossilised’ line of an earlier wall-top within the structure of the wall, which may be early medieval in date.
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