Cutting it fine for my train, after lunch I dashed back to the cathedral. The sun would now be shining on its west end.
That lantern, and the “book” advertising that the cathedral is 900 years old, shows this view is not designed for the photographer. I cannot get the whole in the frame without those in the way. But the camera would not replicate the experience of seeing: you do not see it all at once, anyway.
The cathedral was begun nine centuries ago, and completed 120 years later. Then it was extended at the East end in 1500.
The newer part has fan vaulting. Looking from the East, you see the round Norman arches of the side aisles.
like the Norman arches, feeling solid, but the fan vaulting is beautiful. Finishing with the West wall, the builders changed to the modern fashion for Gothic arches.
Around that arch…
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