Salisbury Cathedral - IX
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|Location:||Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin|
|OS GR:||SU 142295|
|Mood:||Gleeful, authentically coloured|
Our next fine foliage-spewer in Salisbury cathedral is frustratingly difficult to photograph and not terribly easy to view either. We recommend you use binoculars, as this fine boss is in the fifteenth-century lierne-vault, high overhead in the crossing roof, under the central tower. Chris had to lie on his back among the Christmas crowds in order to get even this shaky photograph.
To locate this green man, stand in the crossing, and look up at the vaulting overhead. You will see a bewildering number of different bosses. Look just to the east of a fine tudor rose in the south-east quadrant of the vault to find this highly coloured foliage-spewer, which recalls the days when all our mediaeval churches were a riot of painted stone.
Also at Salisbury
by Black Cat Folklore