Uncategorized Taunton II July 12, 2014 admin Leave a comment We traveled with my friend Andrew and his wife Helen to Wells and toured an absolutely gorgeous cathedral. I love visiting castles and cathedrals. Alex took this photo inside the cathedral. Construction started on it in the 1200s though a church and/or cathedral has been on the site since 705. I’m always amazed by the sophistication of the engineering and in many ways cathedrals are as impressive as Stonehenge in what people were able to accomplish with only rudimentary tools. Next to the cathedral was Bishop’s Palace and it was surprisingly beautiful and had an eventful history. It is now mostly ruins but they are beautifully maintained. The building suffered at the hands of Henry VIII and Oliver Cromwell’s troops during the English Revolution. Andrew and Helen are pictured in front. The grounds of the palace are impeccably maintained and we spent more than an hour on a lovely guided tour. We also had the opportunity to meet the head gardener of the grounds. We’ve had dinner with the Wallaces two nights and Alex loves the cricket-themed place mats. He took photos of all of them and this was his favorite. Andrew played cricket when he was younger and was watching the England vs. India test match today.