Crypt, Rochester Cathedral, Kent, England

Bob Culshaw

Westgate on Sea, United Kingdom

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Wow my first upload for 3 months and my first photoshoot for 6 months! I thought it was time to do something I enjoy best – Cathedral interiors. I had promised myself that I would visit Rochester Cathedral for a long time and finally I got around to doing it. A few images to follow.

2374 views, 38 favourites, 10 Features and 1 Challenge Win and 1 Challenge Top Ten Finish at 19th January 2014

The first is a part of the Crypt which is dedicated to silent prayer and the memory of St Ithamar who was the first Anglo-Saxon Bishop of England and was consecrated at Rochester in the year 644. The Crypt was built by those wonderful Norman builders under Bishop Gundulf and was commenced in 1082. Walking around the Crypt and the Nave gives you a wonderful experience of history and craftsmanship. I am pretty sure my house will not be standing another 900 years from now!

For a good history of this Cathedral, the second oldest in England, go Here

It is a Grade I listed building (Number 173125)

This image is a 10 frame HDR multirow portrait mode panorama using a Canon 400D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM Lens at 17mm, ISO 200, f11. Bracketted -2,0,+2 EV’s (6secs, 1.5 secsand 20 secs). Processed in Photomatix Pro, Stitched in Autopano Pro and finished in CS5. Tripod and Nodal Ninja panorama head used.

Image size: 18 × 16 ins.

Featured in the ‘Canon DSLR’ Group May 2012

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Featured in the ‘Architecture, British Isles’ Group May 2012

Featured in the ‘Religious Architecture’ Group May 2012

Featured in the "Christian Churches Inside and Out’ Group

Challenge Win "Historical Arches Challenge’ in the Preserving History Group

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