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Old June 8th, 2012, 12:23 AM   #121
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Rievaulx Abbey, a ruined Cistercian abbey. Probably my favorite ruin in the world. Like Fountains Abbey nearby it is very picturesque set in an idylic valley in the middle of the North Yorkshire country side

About half of the ruined church is still standing to its original impressive height
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The main facade with its lancet windows is epically Early English gothic
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The east end of the church is almost totally demolished giving a clear view toward the crossing
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Old June 8th, 2012, 03:50 AM   #122
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Fantastic thread Really enjoying the pics posted so far.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #123
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Fantastic thread Really enjoying the pics posted so far.
thanks, im going to be running out of places soon so not many more to go!
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Old June 9th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #124
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London Westminster Catholic Cathedral. An odd Byzantine style building constructed at the end of Victorian era and opened in 1905. This is the largest of Englands Catholic cathedrals

The neo-Byzantine style main facade with the soaring campanile which you can go to the top of for some great views of London
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The interior of the cathedral consists of a large nave covered by three large domes with many neo-Byzantine features
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Old June 9th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #125
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London Temple Church. An ancient gothic church in the heart of London, most famous for being in the The Da Vinci Code book and also used as a location in the film of the book. The church is also famous for its Templer tombs and odd round chapel on one end

Lancet windows in the interior
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Old June 10th, 2012, 12:42 AM   #126
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The Temple church, I've been meaning to go there for about for about 10 years Great stuff
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Old June 10th, 2012, 12:52 AM   #127
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Gv: When you do, finally, visit Temple - make the effort to go to the V&A; you will love it!
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Old June 10th, 2012, 01:01 AM   #128
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Thanks, Jane, will do. Although presently I avoid central London like the plague !
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Old June 10th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #129
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The Temple church, I've been meaning to go there for about for about 10 years Great stuff
well worth the trip and so much other stuff to see as well

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great advice, I need to go back there as well

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Thanks, Jane, will do. Although presently I avoid central London like the plague !
probably a good idea at least until the Olympics are finished
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Old June 10th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #130
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London St Paul's Cathedral. Wren's famous cathedral is probably the finest baroque building in the UK and rightly famous for its huge dome. Sadly you are not allowed to take pictures inside

The huge dome of St Paul's has been a dominating feature of London's skyline for centuries
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Its also one of the best places to view London, the twin towers on the west front are fine examples of baroque architecture
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The huge west front with its massive corinthian columns
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Old June 10th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #131
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London St Bride's church. One of Wren's many London churches built to replace those destoyed in the Great Fire of 1666

The interior is a re-construction having been gutted by fire during the blitz in WW2
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Old June 11th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #132
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Great pictures and thanks for such a brilliant thread. More reason to visit England.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #133
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Great pictures and thanks for such a brilliant thread. More reason to visit England.
thanks, there are many other reasons to visit England but for me the cathedrals, churches and monasteries make up some of the finest architecture in the country. Oh and the beer is good
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Old June 13th, 2012, 01:26 AM   #134
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wow amazing
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Old June 13th, 2012, 01:40 AM   #135
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Oxford Cathedral. Probably the smallest of Englands medieval cathedrals, its well hidden in the historic city of Oxford and easy to miss (or enter and not realise it is a cathedral)

The core of the building is romanesque but has been altered significantly over the years. The entire building is an odd mixure squeezed into a small site but still has a certain charm
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The nave with its romanesque piers supporting a later fan vaulted cieling
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Oxford University Church of St Mary the Virgin

The spired tower is a little too big compared to the rest of the church, it is one of the many "dreaming spires" that Oxford is famous for. You can also visit the top to get a great view over the nearby Radcliffe Camera (big round library building)
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This mostly perpendicular church is fairly typical of English gothic of that time
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Old June 13th, 2012, 01:50 AM   #137
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Thank you for the beautiful new photos
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Old June 13th, 2012, 01:53 AM   #138
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thanks, im glad you like them. Im nearly done with Englands medieval cathedrals but its been a nice trip down memory lane for me
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Old June 14th, 2012, 03:06 AM   #139
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Coughton Court, St Peter's Church

A typical example of the sort of small church found on the estates of great houses such as Coughton Court in Warwickshire
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I'm really enjoying this thread, great work. What is it you find most interesting about the great cathedrals? I see them more as great feats of medieval engineering than places of beauty,although obviously some are incredibly beautiful, although I'd never describe the huge romanesque piers of some Norman cathedrals as beautiful added to that they grossly over-engineered. The gothic cathedrals however are masterpieces of engineering, though even here , I personally find them overpowering(haven't been to that many) and I suppose that's what they are meant to do isn't it.
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