daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Photo Forums > Urban Showcase

Urban Showcase Show your selfmade photos



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old May 22nd, 2012, 07:44 AM   #61
streetlegal
Registered User
 
streetlegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Francisco/Bristol
Posts: 845
Likes (Received): 250

I've always wanted to visit Ely. It looks so unique, almost modern in appearance, compared to all the other medieval cathedrals.
streetlegal no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old May 22nd, 2012, 07:51 AM   #62
streetlegal
Registered User
 
streetlegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Francisco/Bristol
Posts: 845
Likes (Received): 250

It's always struck me as slightly ironic that Catholicism, generally significantly more conservative than Protestantism, has produced the more modernist cathedral in Liverpool. I really like the design of the Catholic cathedral, as I do Bristol's Catholic cathedral (particularly inside--light and airy, showing that concrete can work).

Any views on Bristol's Catholic cathedral? And have you seen the unfinished original "Pro Cathedral" in Clifton?

Having said all that, Liverpool's Protestant cathedral has definitely grown on me; I used to think it rather clunky, but Openly Jane's and your posts belie that POV. It seems particularly impressive inside.
streetlegal no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 08:36 AM   #63
aarhusforever
EU citizen
 
aarhusforever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Aarhus/Europe
Posts: 7,078
Likes (Received): 9118

Thank you for all the beautiful updates
__________________
EUROPE - many states - one nation

Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark

Aarhus...my Aarhus
aarhusforever no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 01:50 PM   #64
yubnub
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 830
Likes (Received): 448

Quote:
Originally Posted by streetlegal View Post
I've always wanted to visit Ely. It looks so unique, almost modern in appearance, compared to all the other medieval cathedrals.
it's a stunner but you are right, from the outside its odd shaped towers are pretty unique looking and very non-standard

Quote:
Originally Posted by streetlegal View Post
It's always struck me as slightly ironic that Catholicism, generally significantly more conservative than Protestantism, has produced the more modernist cathedral in Liverpool. I really like the design of the Catholic cathedral, as I do Bristol's Catholic cathedral (particularly inside--light and airy, showing that concrete can work).

Any views on Bristol's Catholic cathedral? And have you seen the unfinished original "Pro Cathedral" in Clifton?

Having said all that, Liverpool's Protestant cathedral has definitely grown on me; I used to think it rather clunky, but Openly Jane's and your posts belie that POV. It seems particularly impressive inside.
yep it is strange the contrast between some of the modern catholic cathedral's versus the protestant ones. Mind you there are more modern looking protestant cathedral's in Coventry and Guildford as well as more older looking but newish catholic cathedrals such as in Norwich

I did not visit the other cathedral in Bristol, from the outside it looked unappealing but having just looked at some shots from the inside i will certainly be visiting next time im there. The pro-cathedral also looks very nice but i dont remember seeing it. That will be another on my list
yubnub no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 03:09 PM   #65
yubnub
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 830
Likes (Received): 448

York Minster, the cathedral of York is a whopper, it is one of the largest medieval cathedrals north of the alps and one of England's most famous buildings. It also contains many of the best examples of stained glass in England

The all round massive nature of the building is evident
image hosted on flickr

York Minster by barnyz, on Flickr

The mighty west front
image hosted on flickr

York Minster by barnyz, on Flickr

The interior of the Decorated gothic nave, so wide that a stone vault is impossible so it has a wooden vault dressed to look like stone
image hosted on flickr

York Minster by barnyz, on Flickr

The Five Sisters stained glass window is one of the largest in the world
image hosted on flickr

York Minster by barnyz, on Flickr

The Perpendicular choir contains the Great East Window reputed to be the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world
image hosted on flickr

York Minster by barnyz, on Flickr
yubnub no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2012, 03:15 PM   #66
yubnub
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 830
Likes (Received): 448

St Mary's Abbey, York. This ruined monastery is situated not far from York Minster.

The first time I visited the fog made it spooky
image hosted on flickr

York, St Mary's Abbey by barnyz, on Flickr

On a sunny day the ruins give a glimpse of what was once one of the richest monasteries in England
image hosted on flickr

York, St Mary's Abbey by barnyz, on Flickr
yubnub no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2012, 04:25 PM   #67
yubnub
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 830
Likes (Received): 448

Norwich Cathedral, a giant romanesque building and probably the trickiest one to get too

The mostly romanesque exterior with it towering spire seen from the cloisters
image hosted on flickr

Norwich Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr

The heavy looking round arches of the romanesque nave topped off with a later gothic vaulted cieling
image hosted on flickr

Norwich Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr

Perfect gothic cloisters
image hosted on flickr

Norwich Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
yubnub no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2012, 05:55 PM   #68
openlyJane
Human Being
 
openlyJane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 31,673
Likes (Received): 43427

Norwich cathedral looks lovely.
openlyJane no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 24th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #69
aarhusforever
EU citizen
 
aarhusforever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Aarhus/Europe
Posts: 7,078
Likes (Received): 9118

I second that You are doing a great job with this thread, yubnub
__________________
EUROPE - many states - one nation

Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark

Aarhus...my Aarhus
aarhusforever no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2012, 10:24 PM   #70
yubnub
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 830
Likes (Received): 448

Quote:
Originally Posted by aarhusforever View Post
I second that You are doing a great job with this thread, yubnub
thanks aarhusforever, I hope people who look in this thread will see some cathedrals they never heard of before and maybe one day visit them!
yubnub no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #71
yubnub
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 830
Likes (Received): 448

Chester Cathedral. Chester is a small and ancient city near Liverpool. It is most famous for the "Chesters Rows" half timber building but also boasts a fine gothic cathedral. These pics are rather ancient so apologies for poor quality

The gothic nave with its wooden vaulted cieling
image hosted on flickr

Chester Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr

The exterior on a dull day, perhaps the reddest cathedral in England
image hosted on flickr

Chester Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
yubnub no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #72
yubnub
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 830
Likes (Received): 448

Peterborough Cathedral. This one seems to be almost unheard of despite being massive and magnificent, my favorite of Englands hulking romanesque cathedrals as few tourists means you often get the whole building to yourself

One of the transepts with a large variety of romanesque windows
image hosted on flickr

Peterborough Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr

View down the nave
image hosted on flickr

Peterborough Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr

The west front is gothic, here partially hidden behind one of the old gates, the size of the cathedral means it dominates this small city
image hosted on flickr

Peterborough Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
yubnub no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2012, 01:05 PM   #73
Jonesy55
Mooderator
 
Jonesy55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Floreat Salopia
Posts: 14,205
Likes (Received): 20309

True, I've never really heard much about Peterborough Cathedral, but it looks very nice!

Have you been to Shrewsbury Catholic Cathedral? It isn't much more than a regular church really, I bet many people here in the town don't even know it's a cathedral.
Jonesy55 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2012, 01:07 PM   #74
openlyJane
Human Being
 
openlyJane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 31,673
Likes (Received): 43427

Agreed. Peterborough Cathedral looks fantastic.
openlyJane no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #75
yubnub
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 830
Likes (Received): 448

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonesy55 View Post
True, I've never really heard much about Peterborough Cathedral, but it looks very nice!

Have you been to Shrewsbury Catholic Cathedral? It isn't much more than a regular church really, I bet many people here in the town don't even know it's a cathedral.
I have not been to Shrewsbury cathedral (although I have been to Shrewsbury). However I just googled it and found it was designed by one of Pugins (see next post) sons so I wish I had seen it for that famous connection

Last edited by yubnub; May 27th, 2012 at 11:38 PM.
yubnub no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2012, 11:34 PM   #76
yubnub
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 830
Likes (Received): 448

Birmingham St Chad's Catholic Cathedral. On my way to visiting all the grand medieval cathedrals I also managed to stop in many (but not all) of the newer and lesser cathedrals. Of particular interest is this one in Birmingham designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin who co-designed the Houses of Parliment in Westminster and was one of the driving forces behind the gothic revival in Victorian England

The west front
image hosted on flickr

Birmingham, St Chad's Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr

In his early years Pugin was highly inspired by German gothic hence the German hall church interior
image hosted on flickr

Birmingham, St Chad's Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
yubnub no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2012, 11:38 PM   #77
yubnub
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 830
Likes (Received): 448

Birmingham Cathedral (the CofE one), Englands second largest city somehow manages to have one of its smallest cathedrals!!!

Birmingham is one of the few cities in the UK to have a baroque cathedral, this one was built in 1711-15
image hosted on flickr

Birmingham Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
yubnub no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #78
Greg95100
Un banlieusard en Sologne
 
Greg95100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Paris/Romorantin (Loir et Cher)/Argentan ( Normandie)
Posts: 8,947
Likes (Received): 3847

Just one word: beautiful!
__________________
Fluctuat nec mergitur


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1657109


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_qpZ-Nvww8

RIP Xavier.

Tokyo-Paris-New-York-Los Angeles
Greg95100 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #79
Jonesy55
Mooderator
 
Jonesy55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Floreat Salopia
Posts: 14,205
Likes (Received): 20309

Quote:
Originally Posted by yubnub
Birmingham Cathedral (the CofE one), Englands second largest city somehow manages to have one of its smallest cathedrals!!!

Birmingham is one of the few cities in the UK to have a baroque cathedral, this one was built in 1711-15

Birmingham Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
You will often find me eating my lunch in the grounds of this cathedral, it is a nice green spot in the heart of Birmingham and the baroque design is indeed very unusual for an english cathedral.

It is probably relatively small because when it was built Birmingham was far from being one of the biggest cities in the country.
Jonesy55 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 29th, 2012, 01:26 AM   #80
yubnub
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 830
Likes (Received): 448

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg95100 View Post
Just one word: beautiful!
they are

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonesy55 View Post
You will often find me eating my lunch in the grounds of this cathedral, it is a nice green spot in the heart of Birmingham and the baroque design is indeed very unusual for an english cathedral.

It is probably relatively small because when it was built Birmingham was far from being one of the biggest cities in the country.
You are lucky to take your lunches there, it's a very nice part of Brum. Cathedral greens are often the best places to be in English cathedral cities
yubnub no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium