Friday, September 24, 2010
Murder in the Cathedral
The book contains a dozen color plates of scenes from Canterbury, including the one at left above. It’s a painting of the Christ Church Gatehouse from almost exactly the same perspective as the photo I took three weeks ago (at right). If you look closely, you can see that the turquoise statue of Christ is missing in the painting. There’s a war memorial in the photo at right that obviously hadn’t been built in 1910. Hidden behind it and to the right of the gatehouse is a Starbucks, proving (in case you doubted) that caffeination is next to godliness.