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Thanks everyone for great comments and votes yesterday, these are from last Wednesday.

Gloucester Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of St Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity, in Gloucester, England, stands in the north of the city near the river. It originated in 678 or 679 with the foundation of an abbey dedicated to Saint Peter (dissolved by King Henry VIII).

The foundations of the present church were laid by Abbot Serlo (1072–1104). Walter Gloucester (d. 1412) the abbey's historian, became its first mitred abbot in 1381. Until 1541, Gloucester lay in the see of Worcester, but the separate see was then constituted, with John Wakeman, last abbot of Tewkesbury, as its first bishop. The diocese covers the greater part of Gloucestershire, with small parts of Herefordshire and Wiltshire. The cathedral has a stained glass window containing the earliest images of golf. This dates from 1350, over 300 years earlier than the earliest image of golf from Scotland. There is also a carved image of people playing a ball game, believed by some to be one of the earliest images of medieval football.

Construction and architectureThe cathedral, built as the abbey church, consists of a Norman nucleus (Walter de Lacy is buried there), with additions in every style of Gothic architecture. It is 420 feet (130 m) long, and 144 feet (44 m) wide, with a fine central tower of the 15th century rising to the height of 225 ft (69 m) and topped by four delicate pinnacles, a famous landmark. The nave is massive Norman with an Early English roof; the crypt, under the choir, aisles and chapels, is Norman, as is the chapter house. The crypt is one of the four apsidal cathedral crypts in England, the others being at Worcester, Winchester and Canterbury.

The south porch is in the Perpendicular style, with a fan-vaulted roof, as also is the north transept, the south being transitional Decorated Gothic. The choir has Perpendicular tracery over Norman work, with an apsidal chapel on each side: the choir vaulting is particularly rich. The late Decorated east window is partly filled with surviving medieval stained glass. Between the apsidal chapels is a cross Lady chapel, and north of the nave are the cloisters, the carrels or stalls for the monks' study and writing lying to the south. The cloisters at Gloucester are the earliest surviving fan vaults, having been designed between 1351 and 1377 by Thomas de Cambridge.

The most notable monument is the canopied shrine of King Edward II of England who was murdered at nearby Berkeley Castle (illustration below). The building and sanctuary were enriched by the visits of pilgrims to this shrine. In a side-chapel is a monument in coloured bog oak of Robert Curthose, eldest son of William the Conqueror and a great benefactor of the abbey, who was interred there. Monuments of Bishop Warburton and Dr Edward Jenner are also worthy of note.

Between 1873 and 1890, and in 1897, the cathedral was extensively restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott.

MisericordsThe cathedral has forty-six 14th-century misericords and twelve 19th-century replacements by George Gilbert Scott. Both types have a wide range of subject matter: mythology, everyday occurrences, religious symbolism and folklore.

Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Nov 2011 - 1:27 PM
Focal Length:12mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
ISO:100
Title:Gloucester Cathedral
Username:achieverswales achieverswales
Uploaded:4 Dec 2011 - 10:39 AM
Tags:Ancient, Architecture, Faith, Gloucester cathedral, Hdr, History, Religeon
Votes:29
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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2011 - 11:22 AM

V1 has an almost surreal look....quite effective. The write up is great.
I love v2, what an interesting follow up to the previous image of the festival!

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Gray_ina
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4 Dec 2011 - 11:23 AM

Morning Trev, great shots food for the garden to be recycled, history of this is amazing, thanks regards gray.

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Gray_ina
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4 Dec 2011 - 11:25 AM

hi Trev , super great history thanks regards gray

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barbarahirst
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4 Dec 2011 - 11:28 AM

Thanks for the write up
V2 was wonderful,,,,

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Rende
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4 Dec 2011 - 11:42 AM

Beautifully composed series Trev; V2 is very funny Smile
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Gypsyman
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4 Dec 2011 - 11:48 AM

Nice Set Trevor, well done. Eric.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2011 - 12:01 PM

A very full narrative giving the history of this beautiful Cathedral, Trev, adding so much to one's appreciation of your images: I have to say V 2 is quite a catch........not what one usually associates with a Cathedral, more the manger elsewhere.
Excellent detail throughout.

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zapar40
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4 Dec 2011 - 12:02 PM

i like the colours you've brought out in v3.
nice one
Ant.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2011 - 12:27 PM

Another fine set, trev, love the composition and processing in V.1. Carol

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tomcat
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4 Dec 2011 - 12:46 PM

Love the lead in, with the paving

Adrian

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2011 - 2:49 PM

Great set, Trev, V2 really made me laugh! Grin I rather like the colours in V3, so this has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2011 - 4:39 PM

V2 is my favourite Trev, apart from the humour in the clean-up I love the reflected light on the pillars.
Joan.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2011 - 5:14 PM

An interesting and eclectic set Trev and a fascinating narrative to accompany it

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2011 - 6:05 PM

Good info and set of captures Trev, good to see the brush pan and brush was ready to clear the business
Regards Richard

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7130 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2011 - 7:09 PM

A nice set Trev, V2 made me smile and I love the light from the stained window on the pillar.

Trev

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Maiwand
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4 Dec 2011 - 7:36 PM

Superb mini series. Excellent shots.
Ron

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Lillian
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4 Dec 2011 - 8:30 PM

You certainly have done the trip to the cathedral proud here Trev,
just have to go with the V2 clean up!
all that manure...wonder if the gardens benifitedWink
great set
Lillian
thanks for the Mod

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ccb
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4 Dec 2011 - 9:00 PM

V2 for me also - what does it say about all of us that we all like it the best!
Seriously, V1's processing is marvellous - love what you have done with it, Trev.
Christina

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5 Dec 2011 - 9:02 AM

Superb work and excellent captures Trev with a wonderful write up. Gary

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digital_boi
5 Dec 2011 - 11:27 AM

love V1 the levels of processing are just right the less said about V2 the better mefinks V4 excellent work again the write up is always appreciated thanks

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5 Dec 2011 - 7:13 PM

Nice st again mate, lovely lighting on v2.
Wayne

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PaulLiley
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6 Dec 2011 - 8:55 AM

Great set Trev and such an informative and interesting write up. Thanks for that. Paul

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