Salisbury Cathedral Gate
Ben stands outside Salisbury Cathedral. The spire on this cathedral, at 404 feet, is the tallest in the UK.
Salisbury had an arts festival yesterday.
Impressive. Especially when your consider that the main body of the building was built in 38 years starting in 1220. The tower was completed 1320.
The primary facade of Salisbury Cathedral.
Heading back for lunch. Because of Sunday services, photos are not appropriate in the cathedral and the Chapter House is closed. The Chapter House has an original Runnymeade copy of the Magna Carta, so we will have some lunch and come back.
Reeve the Baker makes a nice lunch! Cheesestixs and pizza for Ben.
Daddy and Mr. P are having Cornish Pasties.
Something new... a Jap Surprise turned out to be a merange yumminess.
Pizza! Good on any continent.
While we wait to see Salisbury Cathedral, we found the Salisbury parish church that was built for the workers during the 38 years they labored over the cathedral. It is still a busy family community and a remarkable building in its own right.
The church of St. Thomas Beckett.
You can see the frescoes uncovered in the Victorian period during what one commentator calls The Great Scrape when the Puritan whitewashed plaster was removed.
Another view of the frescoes.
The choir area or quire.
Walking through Salisbury. It is quite a shopping centre.
Okay, now to see the cathedral...
A view of the quire.
Ben is really enjoying this cathedral. It is remarkable with the soaring heights and tombs of knights.
The stained glass in the apse is particularly stunning.
Mommy will like this one...
Mommy! Look! Lady Jane Gray's sister!
We couldn't take pictures of the Magna Carta. Now we are off to Stonehenge!
Wow! This stuff is OLD!
The Salisbury Plains
Ben and Mr. P listening to the tour at Stonehenge.
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