This is the main gate that leads into the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral.
I think it is a splendid structure, and a fitting entrance to such a wonderful place.
Most of it is very old, but the statue of Jesus is only a few years old. The original was removed by Oliver Cromwell. What a guy, eh? A military genius who enabled Parliament to win the Civil War, he then set about some brutal repression. He is still hated by many Irish Catholics - one who I know refers to him as The Devil, and regales us with tales of rivers running red with Irish Catholic blood.
Having indulged in a bit if ethnic cleansing, he then imported a load of English Protestants to fill up the space he had created. The unhappy situation in Northern Ireland is a direct result of this.
I guess you have to say one thing for Ollie - he knew how to make a mark on the world!