Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, and one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. The main body of the cathedral was completed in only 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.
The cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom (123m/404 ft). Visitors can take the "Tower Tour" where the interior of the hollow spire, with its ancient wood scaffolding, can be viewed. The cathedral also has the largest cloister and the largest cathedral close in Britain (80 acres (320,000 m2)). It contains the world's oldest working clock (from AD 1386) and has the best surviving of the four original copies of Magna Carta (all four original copies are in England). In 2008, the cathedral celebrated the 750th anniversary of its consecration.
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Royaldevon (27805) 2014-08-17 12:23
I had forgotten how beautiful the ornamentation on this cathedral was! It really is stunning and you have presented it to us with excellent sharpness.
I like how you have included people in your shot, for it makes the cathedral seem very used and friendly as well as helping us to understand the scale.
Did you take the 'Tower Tour'?
And, did you see the Magna Carta?
I have seen one of the copies in Lincoln Cathedral! It is a great link with history!
My warm regards,
serp2000 (38998) 2014-08-17 12:29
Thumbs up! I think your post is good support of the general slogan of the TE: Learning about the world through photography. Wonderful architecture, impressive details of the Cathedral. TFS!
Have a great new week!
carlo62 (29677) 2014-08-17 13:21
bellissima chiesa, la sua fama è meritata.
Ottima foto, il pov è ben scelto, c'è un bel cielo e mi piace anche la presenza delle persone.
williewhistler (13211) 2014-08-17 14:23
a very impressive shot of this magnificent Cathedral with excellent detail in a very well balanced composition.
Best wishes Les.
npecanhuk (62726) 2014-08-17 15:20
Beautiful and attractive picture!
I miss a bit more of sharpness and contrasts, but I do enjoy the exposure, soft colors, large vertical format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
pierrefonds (55814) 2014-08-17 17:20
The presence of the people is animating the scene. The point of view is showing with precision the details of the architecture of the cathedral. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
ikeharel (54431) 2014-08-17 22:16
Most impressive facade of the church, Asa, with so many
depicted sfigures-statues. Taken from a good POV including people on the lawn in FG.
Done well showing a full view upon, light management and the clarity.
emka (75373) 2014-08-18 0:00
Hello Asa, As I often write, I love Gothic cathedrals and UK has some fantastic ones. And Salisbury is one of the most beautiful cathedrals. Interesting picture showing rich facade and the high tower just behind it. Nice relaxed atmosphere, the school excursion is enjoying the sunny day.
WArm regards Nalgo
Silvio1953 (118553) 2014-08-18 0:34
Ciao Asa, great view of fantastic catheddral on a superb sky, lovely composition with a lot of people, fine details to appreciate magnificient architecture, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
lousat (74135) 2014-08-18 4:12
Hi Asa,just a bit underexposed for me,but this is the perfectpostcard talking about the choice of point of view and the colors,a great tribute to one of the most beautiful and famous british cathedral made in an unique style,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
trevormoffiet (2920) 2014-08-18 4:16
Your photo shows well the impressive architecture of the cathedral. The people in the foreground are a nice inclusion.
Sergiom (56819) 2014-08-18 5:55
Un cadrage classique mais aussi très efficace de cette superbe cathédrale ainsi que tous ces gens devant qui sont en admiration. La lumière est magique et fait parfaitement ressortir les détails.
rychem (21033) 2014-08-18 8:38
Fantastic facade, like a lace work, Beautiful photo, very well captured and presented
PiotrF (6084) 2014-08-18 16:30
nice view of this magnificent Cathedral with excellent detail, good vertical frame.Great sharpness in the architecture. Very well composition, lovely presentation.
jhm (136896) 2014-08-19 3:58
What a wonderful front of these Cathedral, this everything out of white stone.
A lovely decorative front, you deed very well the people in foreground this for the scale.
Sharpness and clarity are perfectly, with excellent grey colours together.
Depth and perspective are pleasant with nice sun and shadows.
Very well composition, nice presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
danos (84517) 2014-08-19 4:42
great the panoramic view of Salisbury Cathedral,with the lot of students to sit on the grass enjoying carefree the light of the day as the beautiful architectural style of it.Excellent presentation.
adramad (36447) 2014-08-19 9:56
This splendid monumental facade, a great cathedral that did not know, I love the profusion of sculptures on the façade, windows and other details, a delight to entertain in many photos of details, great POV captured with all these kids sitting on the grass, which put a pretty vital touch to the image.
An image to enjoy with its beautiful color, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Very well done. I love it.
Have a happy day.
nikkitta (14036) 2014-08-19 13:10
Impressive cathedral taken with good POV going up with the good sky at the back
Sharpness let admire architectonic details at its best
Have you read Pilars of the Earth of Kenn Follet, there is told the way it was built
Well done, regards
macjake (54264) 2014-08-20 8:29
i really enjoy these upclose and personal type of compositions, i feel as if i'm standing here taking the photo myself.
grande and bold, powerful presence.
dale54 (6499) 2014-08-21 12:55
asa hello..amazing shot and this cathedral is impressive..great having these people in FG enjoying the view..love it! dale
claudeD (31389) 2014-08-21 23:05
very fine architecture picture showing this wonderful Salesbury cathedral. Excellent colors, sharpness and clarity. Your shot shows much details and I like the people who are adding life to the shot.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
fritzi007 (3515) 2014-08-22 11:54
very good photo, good comment, well done, congratulations!
alvaraalto (6145) 2014-08-22 13:32
It is interesting to look at the differences between the two churches you posted after each other.
The sober architecture so contrasting with the rich ornament of the Salisbury cathedral.
mkamionka (29810) 2014-08-23 14:56
beautiful piece of architecture. I currently live in this country and it is actually great to see that there are still so many places which can genuinely surprise me and raise my interest. I have never seen this place before although the name sounds a bit familiar. May be just because of the supermarket chain with this name :)
Very attractive presentation, just as I like it,
Tue (27594) 2014-08-24 2:38
This is a really beautiful photo of the impressive façade of Salisbury Cathedral. Great sharpness and I like the inclusion of all the people to add a touch of daily life.
SWEETFREEDOM (22032) 2014-08-24 22:04
Good details and light management. I like people resting in the grass. Interesting gothic building.
adores (35220) 2014-08-26 15:48
A huge and unusual cathedral! Beautiful facade, I like the composition with those people in foreground. Very nice sky also!
Cricri (103385) 2014-08-27 7:27
Une architecture intéressante de la cathédrale ,sculpter avec les personnages sous une belle lumière, j'aime les personnes assit sur l'herbe, cela me fait penser a l'Irlande
maltese (22853) 2014-08-29 6:23
Une superbe facade qui se détache parfaitement grâce à ce ciel bleu !!
Une belle réalisation, pleine de vie avec ces visiteurs devant le monument.
eldancer1 (26246) 2014-08-29 7:21
Love those early English architectures, they are so elegant and beautiful. Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Good to have the people for scale. Well done, tfs.
miumiu (5614) 2014-09-17 5:52
You have very beautiful gallery.
l have a very similar pic about Salisbury Cathedral.
l love the sharpness and spledid colours of your photo.
- Copyright: Asa Jernigan (asajernigan) (20956)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-18
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Tamron AF18-270mm F3,5-6,3 DI II VC LD, DIGITAL Circular P.L.D. 72mm
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-17 11:33