Vaulting high

Lovely story in today’s Mail about the vaulted ceilings of cathedrals around the world. I have long had an ecclesiastical fascination since I was a teenager and went into churches and a monastery in Romania and discovered they were ‘inside out’. All the decoration was on the inside, lots of paint for decoration, but plain architecture and windows – whereas all I had seen before was ornate architecture, plain stone and colourful windows. Ever since, I have been intrigued about how places of worship are represented by different religions and regions across the world.

I have been to many of the ones below…

I’ve been to York, Ely, Sainte-Chapelle, Chatres, Lincoln and Cologne. I’ve also been to Belem (but think I went to the tower across the road and not the monastery) and Barcelona – but not sure I have been in this cathedral, but lots of others. That just leaves Gdansk and Laon in France to complete the set!

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