With the City Spread Before Me

So, I thought, for this week’s #2018picoftheweek why not take a piccy of the city …

Norwich from Mousehold

An overview of Norwich taken from Mousehold Heath: 13th November 2018

To the left is Norwich castle built by the invading Normans. The church beside it (moving to right-ward) is St Peter Mancroft, founded by the Breton Ralf de Gael, Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk under William the Conqueror (until he got above himself and was exiled in 1075). The red brick tower belongs the C20th city hall. In the foreground is Norwich cathedral founded in 1096. And just visible off to the right is the Victorian Gothic Revival St John the Baptist Catholic cathedral.

Overall, I submit this for the #2018picoftheweek title: What a View!

And for those with an interest, the same-ish view, taken somewhat earlier (coudn’t find the date but I’m guessing late C18th)

Engraving City of Norwich

https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf_images/e6/ef/af761bfe3233dfa645df882f1062.jpgGallery: https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/V0014037.htmlWellcome Collection gallery (2018-03-28): https://wellcomecollection.org/works/zfh7pvv4 CC-BY-4.0, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36486112

 

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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18 Responses to With the City Spread Before Me

  1. Dale says:

    Lovely view. Crispina!

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  2. Lynn Love says:

    Love that contrast of the old and new Norwich – it always fascinates me to see how much a town changes and yet you can still pick out the sane curve of road, the same pattern of spires. And Mousehold Heath? What a great place name! Lovely photo

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  3. What a view, indeed! I also love the… what is it… lithograph print? Nice 🙂

    Like

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