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Water of Life

“The Water of Life” is a sculptural water feature located in the cloister garden of Chester Cathedral. According to Stephen Broadbent, the artist, it “presents the life changing encounter between Jesus and the woman of Samaria, as told in John’s gospel, celebrating the literal and spiritual, life-giving properties of water.”

The Water of Life 1

The Water of Life 2

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

Chester Cathedral Exterior

I’m ashamed to say that although I have visited Chester many times (living most of my life within fairly easy reach of the city) it was only a few weeks ago that I properly explored it’s Cathedral for the first time.

Originally the abbey church of an 11th Century Benedictine monastery dedicated to St Werburgh, the Cathedral has been extensively modified and restored over the subsequent 900 or so years. Here are a few shots of the exterior, which include the Garden of Remembrance for the Cheshire Regiment which sits within the Cathedral grounds:

© Mark Simms Photography (2014)

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