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photoblog image Leicester Cathedral & Richard III  2/7

Leicester Cathedral & Richard III 2/7

A church dedicated to St Martin has been on the site for about a thousand years, being first recorded in 1086 when the older Saxon church was replaced by a Norman one. The present building dates to about that age, with the addition of a spire and various restorations throughout the years. Most of what can be seen today is a Victorian restoration by architect Raphael Brandon. I was very impressed with the Vaughan Porch although, like all such places these days, there is a plethora of signs in the way of a half decent picture. If it was a country church with nobody about I would have moved them and put them back after I’d taken my photo, but please don’t tell anybody :)

Leicester Cathedral & Richard III 2/7

A church dedicated to St Martin has been on the site for about a thousand years, being first recorded in 1086 when the older Saxon church was replaced by a Norman one. The present building dates to about that age, with the addition of a spire and various restorations throughout the years. Most of what can be seen today is a Victorian restoration by architect Raphael Brandon. I was very impressed with the Vaughan Porch although, like all such places these days, there is a plethora of signs in the way of a half decent picture. If it was a country church with nobody about I would have moved them and put them back after I’d taken my photo, but please don’t tell anybody :)

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Oct 2015, 02:26
Dude!

I am aghast at your confession!


smile
Brian Walbey: But going by later comments I'm not the only one to do such things Ray smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Oct 2015, 06:24
Well there's certainly lots of detail here
Brian Walbey: I'm getting in a bit closer tomorrow with details about the statues.
It is a handsome entrance Brian. I know what you mean about the signs
Brian Walbey: I'm getting in a bit closer tomorrow with details about the statues. I have been known to move signs in NT properties when the stewards are not looking, and I've also asked if I can move labels and signs as well, usually they are o.k.with that.
Superb details Brian! I would have done it too...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, glad I'm not the only one.
I love the figures all watching you from above. You would not have gotten away with anything here.
Brian Walbey: I'm getting in a bit closer tomorrow with details about the statues. I don't think i would have stood a chance here Mary, but they are irritating, Janet suggests people aren't photographer friendly, I must agree with her.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Oct 2015, 15:15
Hahah!! I dd the same, too, with the signs given half the chance; much easier than trying t ocolne them out in Photoshop. The age of these buildings is amazing and I like the detail here.
Brian Walbey: I'm getting in a bit closer tomorrow with details about the statues. I have moved things at NT properties when the stewards aren't looking and have asked to do it also, usually they don't mind.
If you had moved the signs I expect someone would have pounced on you Brian. Sometimes I think people aren't photographer friendly. It is a very fine porch isn't it
Brian Walbey: Yes I wouldn't have moved these Janet, much as I wanted to.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Oct 2015, 17:14
Quite right too, as long as you put them back smile
Brian Walbey: I seem to have plenty of agreement among you all about moving stuff, but I do always put it back.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Oct 2015, 17:15
Oh, there are so many details, sculptures ... I would like to study. An impressive entrance to the Cathedral.
Brian Walbey: AS you now know the following picture concentrates more on just the figures.
Looks as though it has some fine figure carving.
Brian Walbey: Very well done isn't it.
I know what you. Dan about signs Brian, a bit of a curse for photographers.
Brian Walbey: They are of course not there for us but I do wonder at some places I visit, where they know people will take pictures, why they stick signs and other stuff right in front.

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