Thursday, September 2, 2010

In Lincoln, the Cathedral Looms Large

Lincoln Cathedral (part 1)
Looking up at the cathedral towers, the only thing higher is the sky.
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Just about anywhere you go in Lincoln, the cathedral dominates the landscape. In fact, it can be seen from nearly 30 miles away. Construction on it began in 1072, and after partially surviving a fire and an earthquake within its first hundred or so years, rebuildings, renovations, and additions over the centuries brought us its current imposing image. We spent the entire afternoon in the cathedral, and could have spent another full day without seeing everything. This post will look at the exterior.

as seen from a bridge on the river
looking up at the facade


Anonymous said...

What a fabulous cathedral. Great shots!

Anonymous said...

Great photos. Magnificent building. I took similar photos today of a cathedral in a different place in Europe.

Caroline said...

Wow - thanks for the photos of this magnificent cathedral. Awe inspiring indeed.

The one with the View said...

WOW!!!! What a Beautiful Specimen of Architecture!! I Love the last two shots of it!! I could have spent an entire day just photographing it...much less gawking at it!! LOL Beautiful photos

imac said...

You do Lincoln well my friend.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch photos

Happy SWF! Have a nice weekend,

Regards, Bram

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JayLeigh said...

So very incredible. Wow! Really, really great pictures. What a wonderful place to visit.

indicaspecies said...

Stunning shots of a magnificent Cathedral.