Light and Colour
|Copyright: marion morgan (jester5)
|Date Taken: 2014-12-07|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40HS|
|Exposure: f/2.7, 1/30 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-12-13 5:55|
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|It was in 1092 that this first Cathedral at Lincoln built by Bishop Remigius was consecrated. Remigius, a Benedictine monk was the first Norman Bishop of the largest diocese in medieval England, extending from the Humber to the Thames. The cathedral of this diocese had been at Dorchester, near Oxford, but in 1072 William instructed that the Bishopric should be moved to Lincoln.|
A castle had already been established in Lincoln by William, located in the south-west corner of the old Roman upper city. The new cathedral was built of Lincolnshire oolitic limestone opposite the castle in the south-east corner.
This is the nave of the cathedral taken from the vestry as you enter. The nave is lined on both sides by wonderful stained glass windows and I was lucky on this day that the sun shone very brightly and caused this beautiful effect.
ohn Ruskin, a well known painter and art critic in Victorian times, famously said, ‘I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the Cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles’
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Seeing you image, I am prone to agree with Ruskin, this is an amazing view of an architectural jewel. I have never seen the columns in such a place so blazing with color. The people provide excellent scale to the vast height of the place. Very cool place and shot.