Photographer's Note

I have my favourite personal theme on TrekEarth, which is Riverside @ blue hour. Recently I have presented several blue hour photos of bridges which are most interesting objects along River Tyne or River Tees in North East England. One of my dreams was to capture a blue hour photo at a riverside with something else than a bridge, and that is how I came up with the idea of revisiting Durham with the aim to photograph its famous and being a world heritage cathedral across River Wear. As soon as I arrived in Durham and unloaded my baby’s buggy I realized that it has a flat tire. It limited pretty much my flexibility and I ended up having just a short walk along River Wear and taking a photo from the most popular view point in the town. They say that third time is the charm, so maybe next time I will come back with a blue hour picture.

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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