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Sherborne Abbey

By DiegoDesigns
Sherborne was once the capital of the Kingdom of Wessex, and its church was a cathedral until Old Sarum (now Salisbury) took over in 1075. The abbey church was founded in 705 AD by St. Aldhelm and later became a Benedictine abbey. Most of what remains today dates from a rebuild in the 15th century.

Sherborne Abbey is famed for its perpendicular architecture, especially its beautiful fan vaulting that covers virtually the entire interior. The fan vaults are expertly executed and each fan is a complete semicircle. The vault intersections are decorated with bosses that are masterpieces of medieval carving.

Many thanks for the support on yesterday's Somerton Market Cross.

Tags: Nikon Dorset Architecture Medieval Sherborne Sherborne abbey Fan vaulting

Voters: Richsr, maroondah, MrBlueSky and 34 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



Richsr 16 91 224 England
22 Mar 2010 2:12PM
Like the details and colours in this - good work.
Regards Richard
22 Mar 2010 2:32PM
well composed shot great detail and light
Cor 14 Belgium
22 Mar 2010 2:43PM
paulett 13 19 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 2:44PM
beautiful image.
DiegoDesigns 17 117 6 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 2:57PM
Thanks for the feedback on this, I was pleased with the details in the windows, since that's what normally goes first when I process these. Thanks to those who clicked their approval too... Dave
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
22 Mar 2010 3:31PM
I think you have done justice to this beautiful Abbey with your shot - lovely detail and colours and as you say, the stained glass detail in particular is retained. You have also managed to show the shadowed areas so well, and what I like best, the verticals are exactly that. Really nice work.
clicknimagine Plus
13 1.3k 105 India
22 Mar 2010 3:33PM
fantastic construction...
Sezz 18 619 15 England
22 Mar 2010 3:42PM
A lovely angle for this one Dave, some wonderful detail too - that ceiling is impressive! beautifully presented.

Sarah *
PattiW 17 24 2 United States
22 Mar 2010 5:02PM
Fantastic image, love the arches and splendid use of light, Patti
danbrann 18 640 17
22 Mar 2010 5:13PM
Great control of light and architectural detail Dave. You have done it justice.
MNPHOTO 14 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 6:04PM
JOKEN 14 3 10 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 7:00PM
Wonderful interior.
DiegoDesigns 17 117 6 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 7:57AM
Many thanks Ronnie for the kind words of support, Im pleased it's gone well. Thanks also to Rahul, Sarah, Patti, Danny, Michelle & Ken for their feedback - always appreciated.
davidhu Plus
17 2 24 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 5:14PM
Sumptuous colour and detail Dave; and I think your fan-vaulted ceiling is bigger than my fan-vaulted ceiling (although of course size isn't everything).
DiegoDesigns 17 117 6 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2010 6:07PM
That sounds like something 'Worried from Littlehampton' would say Dave. I'm pleased you like the shot and don't worry about the size of your vaulting... Dave
bricurtis Plus
17 2.8k 53 England
23 Mar 2010 9:39PM
Brought out the intricate architecture well Dave.Shadow and light - great combination in this.
sparklep 16 146 1
23 Mar 2010 10:15PM
Beautiful depth of field and wonderful colours.
DiegoDesigns 17 117 6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 8:10AM
Thanks Brian, I'm pleased it's been well received. Thanks Jacqui too, for the feedback... Dave
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 8:56AM
Wonderful glow from within - well composed giving the maximum view of the fan- vaulting and also what I assume is the east window
DiegoDesigns 17 117 6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 8:59AM
Thanks for the kind words Linda, I'd probably need SatNav to tell whether it was the east window!

GregorP 18 4 Slovenia
24 Mar 2010 9:11AM
Beautiful presentation! Like it!

DiegoDesigns 17 117 6 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2010 10:04AM
Many thanks for the feedback Gregor... Dave

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