The Cathedral Churches of England (page 2/2)
Plate III. Gloucester Cathedral. West Front and South Side.
Gloucester Cathedral was built 900 years ago (it was completed in 1100); it was originally the Abbey of St. Peter, part of a Benedictine monastery. Here we see the towers and spires, the gothic windows, and, in the foreground, some people, giving a sense of scale. This picture is probably a reproduction of an eighteenth-century painting. If [...]is an old photograph. [more...] [$]
Plate XX. Flying Buttresses.
A caption identifies this as Plate xx (although on the image, in the upper right, the text Pl. LXIII appears, along with a reproduction of a French library stamp). The caption reads as follows: [more...] [$]
Plate XXII. Ely Cathedral.
Ely Cathedral once stood on an island in the marshes; you can still see it for miles around in any direction. It’s old, very old, and in the days before electric light [...] [more...] [$]
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