Salisbury Cathedral

It was a little manic in Salisbury today, so a little down time was had walking around the Cathedral.

The old archway over the road leading to the Cathedral.

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Just inside is the world’s oldest mechanical clock dating from 1386 – and apparently it has ticked more than 4.4 billion times since it was built!

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Two of the more elaborate tombs

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The Cloisters

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And a few random shots of the interior

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All photos ©CathyRyan

The Chapter House houses one of the four remaining originals of the Magna Carta, dating from 1215, still  in existence. No photos allowed but it’s quite remarkable to see a document like that, written in Latin with a quill pen on treated animal skin. The writing is so intricate, precise and tiny. Next year will be the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and the stipulations in the document are just as relevant now as it has inspired many of the Bills of Rights we have today. 

10 thoughts on “Salisbury Cathedral

  1. This is very unique – I visited the Cathedral several time while I was a Master Student in Music in London –

    “This is a very special place and I hope you catch a sense of that as you explore some of what defines us.

    The beauty of the building and its setting is awesome. We are inheritors of the most extraordinary vision which could imagine and build something of this scale and majesty.

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  2. This is what your random post widget took me to! What a delightful surprise, amazing pictures, I love looking at anything like this 🙂
    Please will you send me the link where you got it from?? xx

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