Monday, 16 November 2009

Durham Festival of Light

The Durham Festival of Light was intended to boost that city's bid to be the UK City of Culture in 2013 and was presented over four evenings starting last Thursday night. I thought of going on Thursday but the weather was poor and Friday worse. Fortunately Saturday and Sunday were better and I spent a couple of hours on Sunday wandering around Durham. I have never seen so many people in the city, coming down from the cathedral square after the Son et Lumiere display, stewards were marshalling people onto the right side of the road, to allow new visitors to use the left. All motorised traffic was stopped.

The castle and cathedral

Prebends Bridge

The cathedral seen across the weir at the fulling mill.

The cathedral reflected in the river

Part of the Son et Lumiere display.

Canon 5D 24-70L


Andrea said...

Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for posting

Heedlad said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment Andrea.