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Old July 8th, 2006, 10:02 PM   #1
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peterborough cathedral

here we have peterborough cathedral, lack of tower aside one of the largest in the world. 47.7 metres tall its in the city of peterborough in cambridgeshire, a largely romanesque building with an impressive gothic frontage including 27 metre tall entrance arches. its a unique "french" cathedral in england.

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Old July 9th, 2006, 12:43 AM   #2
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i thought it was Oxford university...lol
that cathedral is massive!
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Old July 9th, 2006, 10:53 AM   #3
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Impressive cathedral.
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Old July 10th, 2006, 03:12 AM   #4
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really the cathedrals from England are unique and weirdo building, tha main facade is quite nifty, the doors, towers and spires are very pleasant as well, and the shapes like a castle like me so much.

In addition I don't see it very similar to the French cathedrals, I think that she is 100% English.

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Old July 10th, 2006, 01:41 PM   #5
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Superb pics! Looks a bit "industrial" from the side, very heavy romanesque style - impressive!

Even though I prefer the not less massive but more detailed high gotic cathedrals of York and Linclon...
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Old July 11th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #6
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thanks guys. a few examples of the frenchness of this cathedral include the complete lack of a tall tower, almost all cathedrals of this era in the uk have tall towers. this concentrates on a high nave instead... the highest of any cathedral in the uk.
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