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Lincoln Cathedral

By MalcolmS  
Pity about the scaffold, maybe next year it will be gone.
Lincoln Cathedral (in full The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, or sometimes St. Mary's Cathedral) is a historic cathedral located in Lincoln in England and seat of the Bishop of Lincoln in the Church of England. Building commenced in 1088 and continued in several phases throughout the medieval period. It was reputedly the tallest building in the world for 249 years (13001549). The central spire collapsed in 1549 and was not rebuilt. It is highly regarded by architectural scholars; the eminent Victorian writer John Ruskin declared: "I have always held... that the cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedrals we have."

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Comments


UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 7:36PM
great detail & processing.

Gareth.

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mixpics 4 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 7:54PM
A Bonza shot, well doneSmile
Mick
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
3 Jul 2012 8:01PM
Dominates this city Malcolm, as it does here !!
Ron.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
3 Jul 2012 10:34PM
very impressive, it really stands out above the brick buildings. the stonework is well taken

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