We don't want to distract from the Spirit of the weekend, but just wanted to post a few more pictures from our little trip last weekend. One of the things we did was go to Lacock Abbey. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for nuns. I am grateful to have the understanding that we do, that we can best be His servants by being the "salt of the earth" and living among all people, and having family units. But I appreciate the sacrifices and commitment of nuns through the ages, and enjoyed seeing one of the many places where they had lived and served. This "nunnery" was built in the 1200s and was amazingly well preserved - a family bought it after King George obliterated all churches except his, and used a portion for living quarters. The interior pictures below are not where they lived, but were left as they were during the Abbey days.
|These original walls are from the 1200s; the floor is |
from the 1400s. There was only one room in the whole
place with a fire place - I felt sad for the cold nuns.
|I didn't take this picture, but since it's better than mine, lifted it! Per our friend|
who organized the trip, this hall was used in filming a Harry Potter.
|I did take this! :) A Cedar of Lebanon tree outside the Abbey.|