Friday, 10 June 2011

Cornwall's Cathedral - Sepia Saturday

One of the frustrating things about photographing cathedrals is that often there is in sufficient space to get a full view of their glory and their spires. Truro Cathedral is no exception to this, but I tried:







Nave with High Altar at the end


High Altar - Truro Cathedral

High Altar and Reredos


The spire may not be as high as Little Nell's Salisbury; Truro Cathedral was not started until 1890 so is comparatively modern - an impressive building nevertheless.

More high achievers at: Sepia Saturday 78




18 comments:

Little Nell said...

I love Truro cathedral too. I just love cathedrals!

Postcardy said...

Too bad you couldn't get a better view of it.

Canadian Mark said...

Looks awesome! There's nothing in my city half as old that looks even remotely as spectacular.

Twain12 said...

thank you for stopping by my Blog..those are German uniforms in the pictures.I love your Cathedral pictures...i enjoy visiting Cathedrals and Castles when i visit Germany

Charmaine Clancy said...

Love that 1890 is comparatively modern - in Australia our heritage buildings are much newer :)
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Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, my, what majestic and wonderful pictures! Everything is truly old and historic. Thanks for sharing these with us today.

Happy SS!

Kathy M.

shelly said...

Too bad they don't make a camera lens big enough to grab it all.

Howard said...

Great post Bob. Nice pictures. Well there's another cathedral that I've never heard of... I'm going to have to pay it a visit. A very solid looking building.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I love spires, cathedrals and all those majestic buildings. I suppose 1890 is modern compared to the 16oo's, etc. You did get some fantastic photos.

whowerethey said...

There is a fabulous convent & hospital close to where I live...surrounded by new wings of the hospital and you can't truly appreciate the lovely old architecture of the old buildings. Such is progress, I fear. You did a great job catching good angles of the spires here!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Very majestic and inspiring. Cathedrals surely lift one's eyes upward.
QMM

Rob From Amersfoort said...

I had never heard of Truro before. What a large cathedral for such a small city. Impressive indeed!

TICKLEBEAR said...

i would have a field day in there, and outside too!! thanx 4 sharing!!
:)~
HUGZ

Margaret said...

Interior arches are my favorite! And the clouds in the first photo couldn't have been more picture perfect!

Mike Brubaker said...

A plethora of spires! Must visit it someday.

Kristin said...

I like the view looking up the street.

Brett Payne said...

That reredos is very interesting and unusual. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Tattered and Lost said...

What a stunning cathedral. I can't believe I was so close and didn't go there. I like to imagine it when it was being built and what the surrounding area looked like. Now it's neatly tucked into a side street.