I thought this picture was appropriate at this time of year. It’s from within St Albans Cathedral, which was built in the 11th century , after St Alban who lived in Roman St Albans in the 3rd century.
It’s a beautiful old building, set in an a very picturesque market town. (I posted some pictures from the St Albans conservation area a few months back, and it really is an olde-worlde English look). What made it more attractive the day I went was to escape from the Christmas shopping crowds; there was a marked difference between the streets outside and within the cathedral.
This is an image of the Lady Chapel, on the eastern side of the cathedral. The nave was busy as there was a carol service about to start, but I particularly liked this one, it seems the best fit today. Some time out from consumerism and five minutes to think.