Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kilpeck Church, Herefordshire.

On Sunday I drove dragons across Wales and into England to go and collect Tom from a wood in Worcestershire where he had spent the last few days living and learning. First I was to go to Tamsin Abbott's for lunch, then on to the wood. I was at college in Hereford many years, about 30, ago and all the time I was there I wanted to go to Kilpeck to see the church. As I drove along there was a sign. Dragons slowed and turned, and just off the road we came to the church. Astonishing, strange, out of time, with such curious carvings from the 12 century.

The hare and hound are my favorites and make you wonder how someone from the 12th century had the vision to see something the way that 20th century cartoonist do. Kilpeck is a curious mixture of cultures. Just wonderful.


1 comment:

  1. The carvings on the pillars and just above the doorway are remarkably sharp and well preserved. One would have expected them to be more weathered than they are -- or else they could have just recently been cleaned. Love the hinges on that door.