Friday, 2 May 2008

Ely Cathedral was founded by
St Ethelreda and became a place of Pilgrimage.

While many carvings at the bases of pillars were damaged I did find this little chap lurking complete.

The sculpture of Christ in Majesty was made by Peter Ball in 2000. It is a beautiful piece of work.

This is my best effort at a photo of the Octagon. The fingers in green and gold are made of pine. The lantern is made of oak and glass weighing 200 tons and outside there is a layer of lead making a total weight (I think) of about 400 tons! If you look here you can see some very impressive images of the octagon and the cathedral in general.

I'll come back to Ely another day - it's nearly time for bed and I need to read a few blogs! I've got a workshop tomorrow and I've been exhausted today after my jaunt so I need an early night.

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1 comment:

artisbliss said...

All of these photos are marvelous. Thank you for sharing your trip to Ely cathedral.