Thursday, April 30, 2015

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester England

Gloucester Cathedral corridors by Alan Coles
The magnificent Gloucester Cathedral was built in 1100 as a Norman abbey church and survived the Dissolution thanks to its historical connection with the monarchy. It has one of the largest medieval stained glass windows in England and an elegant and impressive interior. It was from this church that William I ordered the Domesday Book, and, in more recent history, the cathedral was graced by the filming of more than one Harry Potter movie. 


jusaweecatnap said...

Fascinating. I suppose we'll never see architectural details like this again. Henry VIII figures into the history of it. Have you been watching Wolf Hall? I love it, as much as I loved the book on tape.

Karen said...

What a beauty. The detailing that you see in the ceiling is breathtaking.
Thanks, I needed a little visit to England today! :-)

The Queen Vee said...

So beautiful, I hope people still worship in this cathedral. As the Christian denominations have gone into such a drastic decline in western Europe many of their beautiful churches are being sold off...very sad.

Like jusaweecatnap, one of the first things I thought of when I viewed your post was Wolf Hall which I'm throughly enjoying. I've spent quite of bit of time the past few weeks reading up on the Tudors.