On the last day of my Swiss trip my friend took me to Lausanne.
This is the tower of the fabulous gothic cathedral, dominating the skyline of the old town.
The inside is characterised by clean lines and this pale grey stone...
Until - suddenly - you walk through the door to the south porch
and find these wonderful carvings from the Middle Ages.
The entire roof space and all the columns feature key biblical themes and stories.
700 years ago these statues would have been a riot of colour.
Now - if you look carefully - you can spot little hints of how the whole space
might have looked. I was completely taken with the idea that angels could have
Here's my friend and her girls studying the ceiling..
When we came back into the cathedral there was an impressive view of the organ loft...
My friend's husband is one of those epically clever people who seem to be talented in many
different fields. As well as being a great Scientist and Engineer, he can also play the organ
brilliantly. He has played this organ in a concert. I wish I'd been there to hear him!
I'm 'home alone' again for a few days this week - as Mark is working in Paris again.
In a couple of weeks time he even has to go to Prague to inspect some parts of a new conveyor system. I'm doing the 'tolerant and supportive wife' - but I hope that his European travel slows down soon because it makes him really tired and I can't help worrying...
I hope that you are all having a good week and enjoying the improving weather!