First a little history:
Salisbury is unique amongst medieval English cathedrals having been built in just 38 years (1220 – 1258) in a single architectural style, early English Gothic. The tower and spire (Britain’s tallest) were added about 50 years later. The building itself is remarkable, a testimony to the faith and practical skills of those who erected it.
But it is much more than a historical monument. It is a living church and a place of prayer. As the Cathedral Church of the Salisbury diocese it is Mother Church of several hundred parishes in Wiltshire and Dorset. It is also a centre of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
I really loved walking around this huge place of worship; there was so much history to be learnt and art to be admired – I particularly loved the stone carvings and the intricacy of each figure / pattern. All of the photos that I took are from the outside architecture as the public were asked to respect those in the hall and not take any photographs, which is a shame as there were many great opportunities for a snap or two.
Two cheeky brothers playing outside:
Inside the courtyard:
I equally like the next two photographs, but am unsure which one I like the most – opinions please! 😀
That’s all from Salisbury Cathedral, but I have plenty more photographs from my adventures through the rest of Salisbury and Bath. I am really enjoying the black and white photography at the moment, as it suits the feel of Wiltshire very well. So press ‘Follow this blog’ on the right sidebar and be kept informed when my next blog is posted.
I hope you you all have a nice rest of the week!