"Like shadows we are and like shadows depart!"
Very appropriate in a country where you can only use a sun dial about ten days a year.
Sitting by the pool in Fountain court as the Autumn leaves are falling is a happy thing. It is
One thing that the Da Vinci tourists and Dan Brown (though not Dickens) miss of course is that the ancients had a rather well defined sense of humour. These images are some of the caricatures and grotesque gargoyles sprinkled amongst the saints and general worthies within the church.