Pictures of Peterborough Cathedral No.1

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Peterborough is a modern city, with a population well over 200,000. After WW2 Peterborough was no bigger than a large market town – with one of the best cathedrals in England.

Until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the late 1530s, Peterborough Abbey was one of the largest monasteries in the whole of eastern England. Luckily, at the time of the Dissolution. Henry VIII granted Peterborough city status by allowing the abbey church to become a cathedral. We should at least be grateful for that and that it is still a magnificent structure today, with modern elements incorporated inside.

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Tanka: The Last Trump

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Is it irony
or maybe co-incidence
Signs say otherwise
The Last Trump ready to blow
Romulus screams from the grave

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Haiku: Faith

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Once it moved mountains
Right now we can’t build a thing
Sure sign of the times

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Prague Churches, Some of the Best I’ve Seen Anywhere

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These pictures are just a selection of some I took on a recent trip to Prague. Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer quality of the churches throughout the city. I can’t remember the names, I was simply blown away by the visual and spiritual feast.

copyright Francis Barker 2019

Haiku: Descent

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The portal’s open
so it’s time to make our peace
Eden will descend

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Haiku: Cathedral

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Praise the bishop’s chair
Build a house high around it
Culture will follow

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Haiku: Elevation

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Truth seen from on high
Elevation affords light
Organic city

copyright Francis Barker 2019