If you haven’t been to the city of Wells and most particularly it’s Cathedral then you definitely need to add it to you list of things to do. The Cathedral is truly spectacular and is, I would say, one of the finest Cathedrals in England.
But this is not a review of the Cathedral; this is about a door near the south entrance to Vicars Close.
When you enter Vicars Close from the south (Cathedral) end you see a long street, much longer than its actual 140m, however, when you view it from the north end it looks much shorter this is because when it was built the north end was deliberately built 3.048m narrower than the south end, creating this optical illusion.
So, we entered from the south end and admired the long tapering street and then we saw the door. Just a few metres into the close on the left is a blue door which, I believe, leads through to some of the Cathedral offices but what struck me about it was the colour.
Old, faded, iron studded and a little rough around the edges but still standing it retained enough of its original colour; which looked like it had once been a pretty good match for Diamine Denim.
Splash colour sample of Diamine Denim.
There you have it, a blue door that is a pretty close match for one of my favourite inks. So, if you are ever in Wells go and have a look at the door in Vicars Close and let me know what you think.
One last shot of the door.
Disclaimer: The photographs are copyright Mrs Loops and the opinions expressed in this article are my own.