The English Medieval Cathedral

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Durham Cathedral in the moonlight..

Reblogged from A Medieval Potpourri sparkypus.com

A familiar sight to both medieval royalty and commoners alike our Cathedrals soar above us, centuries old,  constant, enduring, and kind of  reassuring.   There is nothing more thrilling as you approach a cathedral city than the first glimpse of their cathedral appearing on the horizon.   So to all that toiled to build these wonders – some of whom would have lost their lives – the architects, artisans, workmen, carpenters, stonemasons, labourers, roofers and any I have forgotten, thank you, bravo, we salute you.

As we draw to the end of the year, and thank God for that, here are some of the best of the stunning  photos of the year from the Association of English Cathedrals.

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A tantalising glimpse of  Norwich Cathedral through an ancient gateway.

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Worcester Cathedral at night..

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The Pipes of Rochester Cathedral

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Canterbury Cathedral…no words needed

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Fan vaulting Henry VII’s Lady Chapel Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey censing angel, south transept east angel, deta

Censing Angel – one of four.  Westminster Abbey.  Described as ‘supreme examples of English medieval art’.  From ‘The Glory of Westminster Abbey’.

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4 comments

  1. Stunning photos, beauty that transcends religion or creed. Thank you for the reminder of places I’ve been to or are still on my list to visit…

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  2. What wonderful photos of some of the country’s best cathedrals, a number of which I still long to visit.
    Thank you for this great post, a lovely read x

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