That's Oscar, on the rock, contemplating a statue of a male torso. Off to the left of this picture is a similar statue of a woman.
This plaque, near the Cathedral's main entrance, contains the epitaph he wrote for himself, including the defiant, SÆVA INDIGNATIO ULTERIUS COR LACERARE NEQUIT ("Cruel indignity can no more pierce his heart")[my own translation].
The Church of St John the Baptist seen here is situated on the edge of a Roman amphitheatre that dates from the Ist century (i.e., roughly 1,900 years ago). The amphitheatre itself was buried and covered with buildings until excavations began uncovering parts of it in 1929.
The front (West end) of the church seen here is much older than the walls behind it. This was Chester's first Cathedral, while the building that is now the Cathedral (about a quarter-mile to the North) was a Monastery.
The Consistory Court today is used relatively infrequently, for trials of clergy misconduct and the like.
Believe it or don't, that's exactly how it was the day I was there. The whole town was peaceful and still, yet there was a wind around the Cathedral that almost made it impossible to walk. I'm a believer.
This and the rest of the churches shown below are in The City, less than a quarter mile from St Paul's Cathedral (which is, of course, Wren's masterpiece). The wood and gold sculpture shown here is referred to as a Reredos, also called an Altar Piece, and was created by Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), who referred to it in the bill for his services as an "Olter Pees". It stands at the front of the church, behind the altar, and features tablets containing the Ten Commandments of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).