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I’ve been in many cathedrals, but walking into Exeter Cathedral UK was somehow different. It is architecturally beautiful. Stunning. As are they all.
But this place is alive and vibrant.
Looking up to the vaulted ceiling you can’t miss the wonderful and vibrant banners hanging, using the vast space to proclaim that this is indeed a place of living faith.

Its visual beauty is a story in stone and glass, embroidery and wood of the faith that built it; a faith which is alive and well and can be experienced here every day. And if you need further evidence of this, simply visit Exeter Cathedral site

Exeter, Devon, UK.

and now for a little history…

Exeter Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, is an Anglican cathedral, in the city of Exeter, Devon, in South West England. It is one of the great cathedrals of England, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere. It has the longest uninterrupted medieval gothic vaulting in the world.
Originally a Norman Cathedral stood in this place, but the gothic one we see today, was opened in 1400 AD.
However, the Chapel of St james no longer stands, for on 4 May 1942 an early-morning air raid took place over Exeter. The cathedral sustained a direct hit by a large high-explosive bomb on the chapel of St James, completely demolishing it.
Subsequent repairs and the clearance of the area around the western end of the building uncovered portions of earlier structures, including remains of the Roman city and of the original Norman cathedral.

An avid photographer, both still and moving, since I was 10 years old, I later discovered and developed a particular love of macro, which is one of my main genres. More recently, however, my repertoire has broadened to include stained glass windows and particularly the stunning beauty of outback New South Wales and South Australia.
I hope you enjoy the beauty of the Creation, captured and presented here for you.

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Comments

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryover 2 years ago

    What an uplifting image,Jan! Moves the eye and the soul heavenward!

  • oh my…what a lovely thing to say Bonnie. I’m so very pleased you feel that way. That’s almost exactly how I responded when I walked in to be met by this glorious sight.
    Most definitely moving. So glad I was able to capture it…at least for those (you) with eyes to see…

    :)

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 2 years ago

    WOW Jan this is amazing! Love the angle too! Such a masterpiece!

    Gabe :)

  • oh so glad you like it Gabe. Thanks for your great comment and such effusive praise….
    I simply held the camera overhead pointing up at the ceiling…and pressed the shutter. Easy as!

    :)

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 2 years ago

    Yes, this is how a place of worship ought to be!!

  • Absolutely!! Couldn’t agree more!….. :)

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 2 years ago

  • Oh my marie…thank you more than I can SYD. Of all the groups to be featured in…and itnisnalways an honour…there is none I am more humbled by and in awe of than this group!!

    :)

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...about 2 years ago

    Very nice work!!

  • THank you very much Paul for your kind words. I’m glad you like it….was a spectacular sight…so different form the many magnificent but staid cathedrals around the world.

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • PatChristensen
    PatChristensenabout 2 years ago

    A beautiful capture i have been inside a long time ago but i remeber its beauty and the awwwwww feeling from being within you have brought back fond memories with this lovely capture :)Pat

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