Tewkesbury Abbey (England) is quite unusual in one respect; you can actually get quite good views of it !
The Abbey was founded in 1087, but the building of the present Abbey did not start until 1102. Two styles of architecture dominate the Abbey; the Norman piers and arches of the Nave and the Decorated-style 14th century chancel, imposed on the previous work. The Early English and Perpendicular architectural styles are also represented in the fabric of the Abbey. After the Dissolution in 1540 most of the claustral buildings and the Lady Chapel were quarried for their materials but the Abbey Church was sold to the parishioners for £453.

The building experienced cycles of decay and revival over the following centuries: the collapse of the tower spire (1559), the insertion of the current west window – but not the current stained glass (1686), and its restoration by Sir George Gilbert Scott (1875-9). Scott’s alterations included replacing the screen, moving the Milton Organ, stripping the interior distemper, removing the 18th century pews and transferring the monastic pews to the chancel, partial restoration of the vaults, and the relaying of the floor throughout the church.

Photograph taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mk II


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  • John Dalkin
    John Dalkinover 3 years ago

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Awesome cathedral….very nicely shot, John!

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherover 3 years ago

    really beautiful light john

  • laurav
    lauravover 3 years ago

    Brill image!

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago

    nice work my friend

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in the group “Everything Old is New Again!”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Many thanks for featuring my photo in your group !

    – John Dalkin

  • Irina Chuckowree
    Irina Chuckowreeover 3 years ago

    Great image, beautiful light!

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

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