Photo of snowy Sussex woodland trail Photo of snowy Sussex woodland trail

The Many Faces of Chichester Cross

Chichester Cross is a slightly mysterious stone construction at the heart of my home town. It has been around for five hundred years or more and has endured its share of sun,

wind and rain in that time. The two larger pictures show the effect of just 6 years of exposure.

The elements do not come at it from uniform or random directions though and so it feels the effects in different ways on each side. This leads to different erosion patterns and weathering marks. It also means that lichens find different sides more or less appealing. The smaller pictures show the edges of the eight flying buttresses. No two are the same.