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Durham Cathedral (N.E. England)

My “better half” and I recently visited North East England. Needless to say my camera gear went with me, but was not used often, as the weather was a bit dull and the quality of light was poor. Fortunately there were the occasional breaks in the cloud cover and I manages to capture a few images when, for a fleeting moment, the light quality improved dramatically.

The image below of Durham Cathedral, was capture about 1 hour before sunset, when the “soft” sunlight illuminated the west facing towers of this beautiful Sanctuary. Building started on this magnificent place of worship in 1093 and was completed some 40 years later.

More detailed information can be found at this link. http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral


12 responses

  1. Su Leslie

    Lovely photo. I’m heading back to the UK for a wee trip soon and have been thinking I’d go to Durham, since I’ve never been there. Will definitely add it to the itinerary now! Thanks.

    June 10, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    • Hi Su, many thanks for visiting my blog and for your praise. Durham Cathedral is just beautiful. I just happened to be there when the light was perfect. I guess from your comment about coming back, you are originally from the UK? I also have relatives in Hamilton NZ. Enjoy your visit.

      June 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      • Su Leslie

        Thanks Jim. Yes, I’m a Scot, born in Edinburgh, raised in Fife and then Auckland, NZ. I lived in England during the 1990s, but came back to NZ to raise my son a barefoot kiwi. Am making a solo trip back “home” in September and am really enjoying being able to set my own itinerary.

        June 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

  2. Gorgeous, Jim! The lighting is beautiful and the water adds such a nice dimension to it all….

    June 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    • Thanks for your comment Judy. Just happened to be in the right place at the right time of day

      June 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm

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