Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ely Cathedral

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A few glimpses from one of my favourite (over sized) churches, Ely Cathedral. A stunning work of intricate detailed (including a charming plethora of one of my favourite quirky things, gargoyles) architecture and art, situated in Cambridgeshire, England.

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I also like the fact that you can have a lovely meal, tea and cake - although the lack of whipped cream for scones and cakes despite asking politely is of course appalling and extremely close to a mortal sin - at the Almonry situated tucked away in the gardens behind the cathedral. How often do you get a view like this with your lunch?

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If you want to read more about the cathedral, Ely and the interesting surroundings in fiction I suggest you pick up Jim Kelly's first book and possibly the second, in the suspense series about Ely journalist Philip Dryden.


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5 comments:

Jan said...

What a magnificent building. I'd love to have lunch with that view. Thanks for sharing.

Titania said...

A fantastic building and great pictures of it. In particular just love the last one, it is exquisite.
The name Ely was intriguing, because on Fraser Island is a creek called Ely. It is glass clear, soft nile green with a white, sandy river bed. People are allowed to swim downwards from an allocated place. I have nowhere else ever seen a creek like this.
If you want to see it you can google Ely river Fraser Island.

Paz said...

What an awesome-looking structure. Love the last photo, in particular.

Paz

Pia K said...

And thanks for visiting, Jan, it is quite grand indeed and to have lunch there is utterly lovely...

Thanks, Titania, my favourite is the top pic, with the ominous looking clouds above. I will google Ely and Fraser Island, it sounds lovely!

Thanks, Paz!

Felis said...

The first picture reminds me of Monet's paintings.

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