It was a cold and dreary day...
but we were visiting Ely Cathedral, which made all the difference. Here are a few pics from that day in March 2015, which seems like years ago. Rather than trying to reconstruct impressions of that day, I'm giving you a link to Ely Cathedral's History and Heritage page. I hope you'll find it interesting. Next time, I'll post photos of the interior. I did want to leave you with that first interior photo, however, because it was a stunning sight to behold.
'The Benedictine monks only concern was to glorify God, and nothing less than a building on a majestic scale would do.' It is truly an awe-inspiring church.
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Sundial, high on outer south wall
The British do have a great sense of humor.
Which came first - the chicken or the egg?
It was actually the town of Ely that grew up around the cathedral, not the other way around. Prior to the construction of the cathedral, Ely was just a small settlement. I like to try to imagine living in that area back when the cathedral was being built. It must have been an amazing thing to watch. Can you imagine the huge number of people who would have been working on this project!
And nearby, this sign...
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!