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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England

Salisbury Cathedral, one of Britain's great cathedrals, is a magnificent building and visiting it today was a wonderful experience.  The foundations stones were laid in 1220 and the cathedral consecrated in 1258.  Work on the 123 metre spire was begun in 1310 and completed in 1330.  It had a major restoration and re-ordering between 1788-91 and again in the 1860's. 

The sealing of the Magna Carta was in June 1215, and Salisbury Cathedral houses the best preserved of the four original copies.  We were able to view it, but not take photos.  A selection of photos from our visit:

The Coat of Arms

Taken from The Close, I loved this view.

It is hard to take everything in.

My wide-angle lens is causing distortion, but I couldn't get further back to fit it all in.  It is a pity about the scaffolding but not much I can do about it.

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