Putting up a front... by ajisaac

Putting up a front...

The front concerned is the West Front of Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and one of the leading examples of Early English architecture.

The main body of the cathedral was completed in only 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.

Since 1549, the cathedral has had the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom, at 404 feet (123m).

Visitors can take the "Tower Tour" where the interior of the hollow spire, with its ancient wood scaffolding, can be viewed. The cathedral also has the largest cloister and the largest cathedral close in Britain at 80 acres (32 ha).

It contains a clock which is among the oldest working clocks in the world, and has the best surviving of the four original copies of Magna Carta.

In 2008, the cathedral celebrated the 750th anniversary of its consecration.
Amazing architecture
February 1st, 2018  
Fab pic of what looks like a pretty amazing building. They don't make stuff like this anymore!
February 1st, 2018  
@not_left_handed Thank you for your kind comment.
February 5th, 2018  
@geezerbird Thank you very much for your kind comment. Indeed we don't make (much) stuff like this anymore although there are the odd exception.
February 5th, 2018  
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