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Ely Cathedral [Jan. 27th, 2015|08:51 pm]
Tony Grist
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2015-01-27 09:44 pm (UTC)
One of my favourite places in the world and I don't say that lightly. I could very happily retire to Ely ...I visit there at least twice a year.
And the Cathedral is indescribably lovely both inside and out.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-27 09:46 pm (UTC)
This was only my second visit.

And the sun came out just when I needed it to.
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From: artkouros
2015-01-27 10:43 pm (UTC)
You don't see hand carved stone buildings going up much anymore.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-28 10:41 am (UTC)
The Hindus are still putting them up. There's an incredibly elaborate white marble temple just down the road from where my daughter used to live in Leicester.
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From: artkouros
2015-01-28 12:58 pm (UTC)
Now that you mention it we have one too. But I wonder whether they are hand carved stone, or made by computer controlled pneumatic robots.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-28 06:02 pm (UTC)
Well I don't really know, but I like to think there are still craftsmen producing work in that tradition.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2015-01-28 03:15 am (UTC)
Ely Cathedral

I always connect Ely Cathedral with a really weird children's book I read when young. I've never been there.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-28 10:47 am (UTC)
I associate it with Tom's Midnight Garden- where the characters skate down the River Ouse to Ely.
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[User Picture]From: nineweaving
2015-01-28 03:58 am (UTC)
I do love Ely. Will you be visiting any of the fenland churches with angels roofs?

Nine
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-28 10:48 am (UTC)
Sadly not. We were only there briefly-on the way to somewhere else. Last night we were in Derbyshire. Tonight we'll be in Warrington.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2015-01-28 08:11 am (UTC)
How beautiful. It's so utterly different to the Wessex cathedrals and minsters - it might almost be in another country...

Wish I could get there one day!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-28 10:49 am (UTC)
Ely's unlike any other cathedral in the country- at least on the outside. Inside it's the usual winning combination of romanesque and gothic.
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[User Picture]From: irenegro
2015-01-28 08:19 am (UTC)
Wonderful picture! Amazing architecture and gentle spring mood, thanks to the azure sky.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-28 10:50 am (UTC)
Thanks.

The sun came out for about an hour- and it was (from my point of view) the right hour.
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