reflections in the baptistery at Salisbury

Salisbury cathedral reflections (c) 2018 by David Ourisman, all right reserved

Salisbury Cathedral has long been on my bucket list. One of the world's outstanding examples of Gothic architecture, the cathedral has the tallest church spire in the UK (404 feet), the largest cloister, and one of four existing copies of the Magna Carta.

On entering the cathedral, one's eyes are drawn skyward by the strong vertical lines of the columns and arches. Unlike Westminster Abbey which stations priests throughout the sanctuary who sternly warn tourists not to take photograph, the priest with whom I briefly spoke had a quite friendly demeanor. Photography is permitted, and I was able to capture the composition above — a reflection of the church's arches in the large dove-shaped baptistery inside the entrance.

Along with Winchester Cathedral, yesterday was a day to visit Gothic churches as well as the stone circle at Avebury.

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