Monday, September 21, 2015

Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, South Devon, England - Part 1


The history of Exeter Cathedral can be read here.
Also here.


The Cathedral has been around for over 900 years and is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere.  Its full name is The Cathedral of St. Peter and is located on the site of a Roman army camp.   The foundation dates from 1050.  





























































There are a lot more photos but I will save them for another post.

27 comments:

Linda said...

Denise, what a gorgeous church, and your perspective in the photos are fantastic! I love the angles of your photos as well as the stained glass, and the outside photos with the gorgeous blue sky and clouds are fantastic!

orvokki said...

How magnificent cathedral. I never lakaa marvel at how people at the time were able to build such glorious buildings. (Perhaps they had more time ...)
Your photos are really stunning.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I visited long ago and your pictures clearly recall it to my mind. You've found some beautiful details too; I particularly like the Nativity painting.

Elephant's Child said...

It is amazing isn't it? I am not sure that, even with our modern technology we could equal it, let alone surpass it.

Margaret Adamson said...

One word = MAGNIFICENT I was wondering how mush would have cost to build today?

Gunilla Bäck said...

So many gorgeous details! I especially love the stained glass windows. Have a wonderful week, Denise!

Bill Nicholls said...

Wonderful photo's. I would love to visit the place sometime, did they charge for taking photo's? You should link this to Inspired Sunday
http://inspiredsundaymeme.blogspot.co.uk/

Valerie said...

The memorial is a wonderful display for those heroes. Certainly Carlo Marachetti was a great sculptor.

maryaustria said...

Such an impressive curch! Your photos are gorgeous!

genie said...

How in the world could I have missed this gorgeous cathedral in all of those trips I used to make across the pond. The stained glass and needlework really caught my eye. Our Episcopal church in Palm Beach had kneelers like these seats. So gorgeous. The sculpting is awesome and your pictures make me feel like I am there this very moment. What a way to start my day...a pretend vista to one gorgeous cathedral.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, what a beautiful cathedral. The details are just beautiful. Lovely series of photos. Thanks for sharing!
Have a happy day and new week ahead!

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful series, Exeter and its cathedral is always well worth a visit!

Rose said...

Words fail! I just cannot understand how places like this were built so long ago. This one's beauty is amazing, but even more so when one thinks about how old it is.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photography and wonderful historical post so informative!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! So majestic! And I love comparing the height of the people in the bottom photo to the size of those HUGE doors!

Linda Kay said...

Incredible artistry.

Red said...

It always amazes me how they were able to produce such huge and ornate buildings with the technology they had at the time.

Sandra said...

so much beauty in one place. i like the lancers memorial and the nativity painting, the columns are wonderful.. so beautiful inside and out and wow on that stain glass window

William Kendall said...

It is magnificent!

gigihawaii said...

Very beautiful cathedral. I love the architecture especially.

Come Away With Me said...

It is certainly magnificent. Thank you for sharing, and I look forward to seeing more.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

You know I lived there for five years and never once set foot inside it! Hope the Well HOuse pub still going on the Cathedral Green

happywonderer.com said...

Another cathedral to put on my list. I've seen a few in England but I love how there might be another one around the corner and down the bend....

TexWisGirl said...

so very grand!

Stephanie said...

Wow, that is one amazing church, so many details to see. I think I would want to spend the day looking at everything on the outside and inside. So beautiful. Looking forward to the other shots you took.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The exterior is magnificent but the interior is the real star. The workmanship is exquisite.

Lowcarb team member said...

Fantastic collection of photo's here Denise.
I visited Exeter quite some decades ago now, but never went into the Cathedral - I should have done!
Thank you for sharing these here.

All the best Jan