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St. John The Baptist, Glastonbury [Apr. 23rd, 2010|10:48 am]
Tony Grist

Glastonbury's parish church gets overlooked, but it's a lovely building- and the 15th century tower- the second tallest is Somerset- is quite maginificent.

From the municipal car park

From the Abbey grounds

Same again

Is this St. Joseph of Arimathea carrying the holy grail?

Yes, I think it is.


[User Picture]From: endlessrarities
2010-04-23 05:57 pm (UTC)
Another nice church!

You're a church-hound. You sniff them out at a hundred paces!!

Saw a lovely one in Wells but I can't remember its name. Had a gorgeous coffered ceiling...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-23 06:31 pm (UTC)
They have to be old. Victorian churches (with odd exceptions) leave me cold.

I know the church you mean- at least I think I do. I've probably got a picture of it somewhere.
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[User Picture]From: endlessrarities
2010-04-23 06:38 pm (UTC)
Yep. The Victoria pseudo-gothic imitations just don't match the real thing, do they??

There's one or two nice Classical ones in Glasgow and a nice imitation Byzantine one, too... 'Greek' Thomson ones are quite nice, too...

But I much prefer the medieval ones...

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-23 09:03 pm (UTC)
Victorian Gothic always feels insincere to me. I've less resistance to their efforts in other styles.

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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2010-04-23 07:37 pm (UTC)
It really is a magnificent tower.
I love the photo with the man on the ladder. Nice touch!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-04-23 09:04 pm (UTC)

Yes, that picture would be nothing much without the guy on the ladder.
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