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Lincoln Cathedral

By Wooly
Hi everyone, hope your weekend is going well.

We met up with Janet (Chase) yesterday and went to Lincoln Christmas market. Never seen so many people per square foot, making it nigh on impossible to get your camera out, but I did take this shot of the Cathedral. Iíve led with the black and white version, not too confident of the colours of this old monitor Iím using until my new one arrives.

Lincoln Cathedral was first built in 1092 by Norman bishop Remiguis who was at the battle of Hastings with William the Conqueror. In 1141 or just before the cathedral was partially destroyed by fire and was partially rebuilt by Bishop Alexander 'the Magnificent'. In 1185 it was structurally damaged by an earthquake. The restoration was started by Bishop St Hugh who died in 1200 before the work was complete. In 1237 the Gothic central towers collapsed so Henry III gave permission for the cathedral to be extended and the rounded chapels were replaced with the larger square east end. Between 1300 and 1400 all three towers were raised with spires, then in 1549 the central spire blew down.

Thanks for looking in.

Please view large if you have the time.

Have a great day.

Alan

Tags: Christmas Architecture Lincoln Cathedral Black and white Busy busy busy

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Comments


7 Dec 2008 9:50AM
What a great shot, well presented hope you enjoyed the market, my wife was there on Thursday,she said it was very good,
Peter
DebbieBMP 12 33 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2008 9:58AM
Brilliant shot I love the mono version - Debbie
mark1309 14 13 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2008 9:59AM
Excellent shot, like both versions but love the colour of the stone on the colour one,
Mark.
shane 16 7 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2008 10:33AM
the colour for me is beautiful

shane
Wooly 15 112 4 England
7 Dec 2008 10:37AM
Thanks everyone.

Alan
DLLP 12 27 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2008 10:47AM
It's nice to see a bit more of this than I normally see as I have done quite a bit of work over the years drawing it stone by the stone as part of the ongoing renovation process.

I prefer the colour version; love the lighting and colours, though the WA distortion on the towers is a bit unsightly to my eyes.

Dave
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
7 Dec 2008 11:44AM
Two lovely images Alan,lovely light in both shots.
Tom.
sketch 13 1.5k United Kingdom
7 Dec 2008 11:46AM
i love them both

sarah x
jenquest 18 561 1 Tokelau
7 Dec 2008 11:49AM
I like both but would go with the second of the two if pushed because of the light.
Sezz 16 619 15 England
7 Dec 2008 12:30PM
I like them both too Alan, V2 just a tiny bit more Smile thanks for the history also!

Sarah *
Wooly 15 112 4 England
7 Dec 2008 1:14PM
Thanks again everyone and a big thanks to Tracy for the award. Smile

Alan
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
7 Dec 2008 3:55PM
Simply marvelous.
Bob
User_Removed 13 485 13 England
7 Dec 2008 5:07PM
a cracker Alan, but on this occassion i will opt for the colour version. Tremendous shot and superb detail

rgds
Dave
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
7 Dec 2008 5:50PM
Colour for me Alan with that gorgeous golden light ......
Jou©o 16 56 Finland
7 Dec 2008 5:59PM
the birds make it for me, Alan...

V1 for me....

Jouko
LesF 14 182 9
7 Dec 2008 6:47PM
And colour edges it for me also Alan

LesF
Wooly 15 112 4 England
7 Dec 2008 6:50PM
Thanks everyone, I'm pleased the colour version has some some following. I now know this old spare monitor is worth hanging on to. Smile

Alan
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
7 Dec 2008 7:30PM
Another vote for the colour version Alan, like the B&W but the colour just edges it for me

Brian....................................
ann_g 17 19 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2008 12:55PM
Both are great but the colour has the magic for me.

Ann

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