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I happened upon this little English beauty late my first night in Salisbury while wandering around the quiet streets long after everyone else had gone home, taking random pictures of everything foreign, like only a tacky tourist would . When out from around the corner , she showed herself to me, standing tall, proud, and very much majestic in the surrounding greenery .I must say I knew little of her, but I dared to venture a closer look, and chance a feel of the cool stone under my hands. When I heard a sweet sounding melody mixed with my laughter coming from the depths of it’s interior, and I couldn’t help but be drawn in,…. so in the door I slipped…I will not soon forget the softness that reached my ears , as a choir of Angles stood singing with all their hearts , the feeling it gave me,… sent shivers down my back. I wandered through the deserted courtyards, and surrounding area, only later to discover much of where I wandered was off limit to the general public, … no wonder it was so peaceful and quiet. It was such a tranquil , soul filling path to wander down … and one day I will return , one day,… as the Angles wait to sing me one more song…..over 7 years ago
This was the second stop on our day trip (1: Windsor Castle 2:Salisbury Cathedral 3:Stonehenge). Salisbury Cathedral is about 20 minutes away from Stonehenge via bus.
It is a true Gothic cathedral. Many churches throughout Europe were built over long stretches of time, thus encompassing different styles and influences. Salisbury was built between 1220 and 1258 besides the tower and spire. The spire is the second tallest in Europe at 404 feet.
Its true Gothic architecture and its spire aren’t the only attractions. Salisbury Cathedral houses the world’s oldest working clock from circa 1386. The Chapter House is a small section of the cathedral set off to the side around the corner. What makes the unassuming Chapter House so extraordinary is that it houses one of the four original copies of the Magna Carta! I had about 1 minute to look at it. We had little time in Salisbury. I was shocked to see how small the Magna Carta. The handwriting was so small.
Salisbury Cathedral boasts the largest cloisters in England. What a beautiful walkway.To the right of the closisters is a pleasant courtyard. It would have been nice just sit, relax, and enjoy the courtyard. However, our tour bus was departing soon.
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