Photographer's Note

Another wonderful interior from another of our magnificent Medieval Cathedrals.

I quote from the Chicago Tribune, from March this year:

'England's medieval Anglican cathedrals, the soaring, awe-inspiring skyscrapers of their day, remain among the world's architectural treasures, their history entwined with that of saints and sinners, kings and queens, and ordinary folk.'

'More than monuments to piety, these churches were built after the conquest of England in 1066 by William of Normandy as a means of consolidating his power. Early cathedrals were in Norman style, another name for Romanesque; then came English Early Gothic, Decorated (classical Gothic) and Perpendicular (late Gothic). After renovations and additions, most cathedrals now represent a melange of styles.'

For me, a fascinating part of posting on TE is what you can find out about your own chosen post while writing the more than 40 character note.

Lichfield Cathedral is considered to have a 'harmonious interior' as a result of being restored. Not restored in today's modern sense of the word, but in the manner of 'Victorian Restoration'. I had never come across the expression before, far less understood the controversies associated with it.

And I thought falling church numbers was a modern phenomenon

I should add that the plain glass seen in the windows in the chancel and apse is temporary; the highly patterned, coloured glass has been removed for cleaning and conservation.


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Viewed: 1932
Points: 20
Additional Photos by Martin Richter (MJR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 250 W: 69 N: 761] (3360)
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