Photographer's Note

I am still very new to the North East England. I had however a chance to visit already the Durham Cathedral (in this picture). I really liked this charming town, I was impressed by the cathedral, and I am going to get back there again.

I have deliberately used the tree branches in this composition. I remember that for a similar composition I got many negative comments some time ago. I really wanted to show a relative close up of the cathedral so that some architectural details are still noticeable. Close up alone seemed kind of boring and the tree branches seem to add some interesting touch in my opinion. But I realize it is a matter of preference.

The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham (usually known as Durham Cathedral) is a cathedral in the city of Durham, England, the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Durham. The Bishopric dates from 995, with the present cathedral being founded in AD 1093. The cathedral is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with nearby Durham Castle, which faces it across Palace Green.
Durham Cathedral occupies a strategic position on a promontory high above the River Wear. From 1080 until the 19th century the bishopric enjoyed the powers of a Bishop Palatine, having military as well as religious leadership and power. Durham Castle was built as the residence for the Bishop of Durham. The seat of the Bishop of Durham is the fourth most significant in the Church of England hierarchy, and he stands at the right hand of the monarch at coronations. Signposts for the modern day County Durham are subtitled "Land of the Prince Bishops."

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