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Ely Cathedral 3/7

The cathedral is built from stone quarried from Barnack in Northamptonshire with decorative elements carved from Purbeck Marble and local clunch. The plan of the building is cruciform (cross-shaped), with an additional transept at the western end. The total length is 537 feet (164 m), and the nave at over 246 feet (75 m) long remains one of the longest in Britain. (This is the classic view of the cathedral taken by thousands of visitors every year.) The cannon is hiding a big white Ford Transit van somebody had parked right in front of the cathedral!!!!

Ely Cathedral 3/7

The cathedral is built from stone quarried from Barnack in Northamptonshire with decorative elements carved from Purbeck Marble and local clunch. The plan of the building is cruciform (cross-shaped), with an additional transept at the western end. The total length is 537 feet (164 m), and the nave at over 246 feet (75 m) long remains one of the longest in Britain. (This is the classic view of the cathedral taken by thousands of visitors every year.) The cannon is hiding a big white Ford Transit van somebody had parked right in front of the cathedral!!!!

comments (15)

great b&w Brian... and a nice clean canon in front of this great Cathedral....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
i detect there was some temptation to rotate the canon and remove the big white van, Brian wink i like the arch upon arch upon arch...
Brian Walbey: There was indeed Ayush smile
I really like this in B&W - it gives it such a presence!
Brian Walbey: It came out better as a B.& W.than the colour version to eb honest.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Dec 2017, 03:03
Big is certainly a word that comes easily to mind, Brian.
Brian Walbey: All round it is an enormous building Ray.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 6 Dec 2017, 06:17
As Cathedrals go, the West (?) Front here is very different
Brian Walbey: Yes this is the West front Lisl, it is a very tall tower.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 6 Dec 2017, 06:20
It doesn't look like any other church in the UK really..
Brian Walbey: It covers a very large area Chris.
It definitely looks magnificent, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It most certainly is Ginnie.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Dec 2017, 06:49
Nice of the cannon to be there to screen the van Brian. Is the tower as off Centre as it looks?
Brian Walbey: Yes the tower is off centre. I couldn't believe the van being there, thank goodness for the cannon.
Magnifique cathédrale. Le canon est là  pour la défendre.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed a beautiful cathedral.
Yep taken that one grin
Brian Walbey: As I know you've been there I guess you would have taken this one Bill, I think most people do smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Dec 2017, 10:03
Turn the canon around and remove the Ford forever smile Great shot.
Brian Walbey: Sounds a good idea to me Louis.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Dec 2017, 14:05
Very effective in black and white Brian.
Brian Walbey: I must admit the colour version wasn't all that good.
What a grand statement.
Brian Walbey: It's that sort of building Mary.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Dec 2017, 14:35
I have to say that I love the black and white here. It does gives it a different mood which I like. That canon really points out....
Brian Walbey: I must admit the colour version wasn't all that good.
very good pov Brian
Brian Walbey: Just about the most popular shot taken of the cathedral.

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