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Wood and glass in Durham Cathedral

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 4 August 2017 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is the apse of Durham Cathedral behind the High Altar. Fantastic stained glass and wooden sculptured artwork. On the left in the wooden structure is the final resting place of Saint Cuthbert and the head of King (Saint) Oswald, the very reason why this Norman Cathedral was built. A new exhibition is opening this week featuring the original coffin used to house Cuthbert's body as it journeyed through the north of England evading the Viking raiders, it costs £7.50 for adults to enter this new exhibition but I really think I ought to take advantage of this opportunity, that coffin will probably not be seen again for many many years!

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Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellente composition dans ce magnifique lieu de culte!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

4 Aug 2017 8:24am

BiLL from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Venerable Bede AND Saint Cuthbert! I didn't know this about Durham Cathedral. Another great HDR.

4 Aug 2017 8:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Interesting interior shot with bags of detail

4 Aug 2017 1:38pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Interesting shot here !! The wood looks so much alive !

4 Aug 2017 3:22pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

A very rich and beautiful cathedral ! Great shot!

4 Aug 2017 7:53pm

STEED from D, France

Nice picture,perfectly documented,Curly .....Thank's for this .

4 Aug 2017 8:17pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

So many fantastic details - great composition.

4 Aug 2017 8:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, beautiful stained glass and an interesting sculpture in this expansive space.

4 Aug 2017 10:07pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

The wood sculpture is amazing. This is a gorgeous image with the stained glass window in the background. Absolutely beautiful! 5*****

4 Aug 2017 11:27pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

gorgeous

5 Aug 2017 2:58am

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ISO 1600
27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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