Inside Salisbury Cathedral


Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

I have a passion for ancient structures. To me there’s something magical about a place that has stood the test of time.

Salisbury Cathedral happens to be one of those places.

We had the good fortune to visit the cathedral for an afternoon last fall. It was a particular thrill for me as I’d just finished reading Sarum ~ the epic historical novel by Edward Rutherfurd documenting the history of the area, including the construction of this impressive religious structure.

If you’re interested in learning more about Salisbury Cathedral, which was consecrated at this site in 1220 and boasts the highest spire in England (at 404 ft/123m) visit the History page of the cathedral’s official website.

Thanks for stopping by …

Dorothy πŸ™‚

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23 thoughts on “Inside Salisbury Cathedral

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    • Yes, we did. An awesome display and crazy to think the original document still exists. So impressive. … I was so glad I read the Sarum before we went. Imagining the story unfolding as I walked around ~ all the stonemasons and carpenters et al creating that magnificent edifice and the conditions under which they would have done so really brought the cathedral to life for me. But then, I do have a vivid imagination. πŸ˜‰ … I just with I’d had more time to discover other parts of the town around it. I didn’t get to see the river. … Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. πŸ™‚

  4. Absolutely stunning! I think I get to visit this place when I come to England in a few months. I’m glad to see that it would be worth the time πŸ™‚

    • Oh, so worth it. But then, I enjoy visiting the great cathedrals of Europe. As I mentioned in my post, there is something magical about a place that can survive the onslaught of centuries and inspire modern-day restoration. Make sure you check out the Magna Carta in the Charter House when you go. I would have photographed it except that photography is not allowed in that area. Enjoy your visit … πŸ™‚

      • I completely agree! I am studying to become an archivist so I understand that feeling – I am in awe of the way materials can survive time, wars, physical damage etc. Very inspiring, and a little daunting.

        What a shame you couldn’t photograph it! My memory is a bit of a sieve. Will just have to hope that the experience imprints itself πŸ™‚

        Thank you, and I hope you enjoy all your future travelling adventures as well!

    • Thank you. I always feel inspired when I visit the great cathedrals and am so happy when they allow photography. I find myself looking up a lot, which I believe is the point ~ to look up to God and feel His presence through the divine workmanship of His children. What meets my eyes fills my heart with joy. To me that’s something really special. … Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

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  11. I was lucky enough to be confirmed in Salisbury Cathedral – a precious memory…
    Another great book – in the sense of great literature is William Golding’s The Spire

    • Wow, that is a special life marker, Valerie. … I simply loved my visit there. Too short, as always. … Thanks for the tip on the book. I’ll check it out. Be well, Dorothy πŸ™‚

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