Beautiful Britain - Norwich Cathedral by Dennis Melling

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A moment in time 1271 views at 26/10/2013.

A digital painting using DAP & Gimp of Norwich Cathedral.

I had the pleasure to live and work in this area for 12 years.

The cathedral was started in 1096 and constructed out of flint and mortar and faced with a cream coloured Caen limestone. A Saxon settlement and two churches were demolished to make room for the buildings. The building was finished in 1145 and had the fine Norman tower, that we see today, topped with a wooden spire covered with lead. Several periods of damage caused rebuilding to the nave and spire but after many years the building was much as we see it now, from the final erection of the stone spire in 1480.
The large cloister has over 1,000 bosses including several hundred carved and ornately painted ones. The buildings are on the lowest part of the Norwich river plain and surrounded on three sides by hills and an area of scrubland, Mousehold heath, to the fourth and North direction. This means that the Cathedral could be seen from just about any location in the city.

Photomanipulation by DAP & Gimp.

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 3 years ago

  • Many thanks Robyn :)
    I am still trying to only send you my ‘best’ YELLOW work :)
    The feature is very much appreciated.
    PS I ‘have’ started a ‘yellow’ folder in my portfolio :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Diane Hall
    Diane Hallalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Dennis, your style is just delightful. I have enjoyed looking though your varied and wonderful portfolio!

  • Thank you for the visit and your wonderful comments on my portfolio :)
    These are very much appreciated

    – Dennis Melling

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