Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich is my favourite cathedral. The carcass is Romanesque (my preferred architectural style) but with Gothic add-ons- like the superb stone vault- replacing a wooden roof that went up in flames- that look like they were always meant to be there. Other cathedrals meld the two styles (in fact most of them do to some extent) but nowhere is the marriage happier than here.

I took so many photographs. Here are a few...

A section of the nave- the Normans and the late medievals working together as if the three centuries that separate them were of no account.

A section of the ambulatory behind the high altar

The presbytery and high altar

A view down the south aisle, with coloured light flooding in through 20th century glass.
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