Funny statues in Winchester Cathedral
And for our final post on Winchester Cathedral, I’ll leave you with a few funny statues. I mean no disrespect, of course … these are someone’s loved ones. But if I’m ever important enough to get some real estate in a fancy Cathedral (highly unlikely considering my atheistic leanings), I’d appreciate it of someone made sure my memorial doesn’t look ridiculous.
This is by far my favorite. Look at those lamb chops! And what’s with the name? Who is called Francis Francis? I hope he went by Frankie. The best part is that he’s listed foremost as an “angler” — not a beloved father, husband, or statesmen/poet … no, it’s his fishing for which he will be remembered. Now I really want to go down to the library and look up some of his work. They should have put a picture of his biggest catch up there with him!