Salisbury Cathedral by Chris Lord

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One of England’s great cathedrals stands tall in the city of Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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Salisbury Cathedral is the finest 13th Century Cathedral in Britain. Built in just 38 years from 1220 to 1258. The Cathedral was constructed to inspire and reflect the glory of God in stone and glass. Today, the cathedral remains an awe-inspiring setting for huge, majestic events, yet also a place for quiet prayer and reflection. Immortalised by Constable in his paintings, the Cathedral was more recently judged to be the Best View in Britain by Country Life magazine. Speaking about the Cathedral and its setting, Bill Bryson (Notes from a Small Island) said “There is no doubt in my mind that Salisbury Cathedral is the single most beautiful structure in England and the Close around it the most beautiful space”
Salisbury Cathedral is a magnificent example of Early English Gothic architecture. Situated in the largest and best preserved medieval Close in Britain, amidst picturesque historic buildings and ancient stone walls it is surrounded by eight acres of lawns. The main body of the Cathedral was consecrated in 1258 with the Cloisters, Chapter House and West Front all completed by 1266. The spire (the tallest in Britain, 123m/404ft), was added a generation later between 1310 and 1330.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Excellent work Chris.

  • Hi Don, thanks for dropping by, just got up? I’m just off to bed!! Glad you like this, I appreciate your compliment. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Palynn
    Palynnover 4 years ago

    Stunning What a wonderful effect you have added The flock of Birds top right adds a mysterious feel, the whole image is striking Grand Work Francis

  • That’s awfully nice of you to say. Thank you so much, such a nice compliment. I’m very flattered. I’m glad you noticed my little flight of birds!

    – Chris Lord

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago



  • Pat, this is just wonderful, thank you so much. A very nice surprise.

    – Chris Lord

  • ZinaImage
    ZinaImageover 4 years ago

    Superb Chris.. a real eye catcher Congratulations on the feature

  • Many thanks indeed for both your very nice comment and for the congrats. Cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 4 years ago

    fantastic! :)

  • Ah, I though you might appreciate a couple of mine! Many thanks for dropping by. Cheers

    – Chris Lord

    MIGHTY TEMPLE ...about 4 years ago

    great work , so much detail !

  • Good to see you stopped by, thanks very much for the compliment

    – Chris Lord

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellabout 4 years ago



  • Been busy building a blog all day, but look what I missed! Wow YAF! (Yet Another Feature) and all thanks to you Pat. Wonderful news, thank you so very much indeed.

    – Chris Lord

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Great work..!!

  • Thanks very much for that nice comment. Cheers

    – Chris Lord

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 4 years ago

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

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