On Wednesday morning we made our way to the city of Lichfield. It isn't too far away from here, about forty minutes drive and is small enough to feel like a market town rather than a city.
Our main intention was to visit the Christmas Tree Festival at the Cathedral before doing a little shopping.
It was a very cold day and for some reason I was finding it hard to keep warm in the damp and breezy weather.
As soon as we entered the Cathedral I felt better from being inside and the glow of the lights made us feel warmer too.
I didn't take too many photos as I wanted to just look at the trees and take in how lovely it all looked.
taken you inside the building a few times over the years so not many
words this time especially after my wordy grumbles in my last post.
Before we get to the trees I wanted to mention the structure above. It's called 'In the Image and Likeness: A constellation of Images' It's a collaboration between the Cathedral, its artist in residence Peter Walker, local schools and community groups.
It was quite beautiful both seen at a distance with its pale, fragile silvery light and also close to looking up into it with it's bright golden glow.
Here is a - link - to more information about the project which explains it more easily that I could have done.
On to the trees, I had meant to find out how many there were but forgot to ask and didn't pick up any information about them, I would think there must have been about fifty of them.
I liked the turquoise blue feathers on this tree.
This one caught our attention as it was so simplel with gentle seasonal colours and didn't have glitter or flashing lights.
On closer inspection it was a tree from the National Memorial Arboretum.
I loved this star on top of one of the trees
I think you can see from the photos that at the time we visited it wasn't very busy
The tree with the rocking horse was decorated by a local vetinary surgery.
From about 5.30p.m. onwards there are also light displays and illuminations both inside and outside the cathedral.
I've heard that is is quite spectacular and seen wonderful photos on facebook taken by friends who have visited in the evening.