Peterborough Cathedral

On our most recent venture within a 2 hour drive from us, we encountered a charming town called Peterborough.  We only spent a few hours in the afternoon there, but I really hope to go back soon. The main highlight of our walk was the Peterborough Cathedral, or more formally the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, St. Paul and St. Andrew or simply St. Peter’s Cathedral, which really is an architectural marvel and simply breathtaking up-close.  Admission was free and we purchased a “photographer permit” for 3 pounds so I could take as many pictures as I wanted.  It was definitely worth every pence because there was much to see from outside as well as the inside.  They were working on preserving the tile mosaics that adorned the main altar area, but that construction site did little to get in the way of the amazing “fan” ceilings, the stained glass windows, the artistry painted and tiled into the ceilings.  Like many churches in England, it was once upon a time a Catholic church, but converted into an Anglican church in the 1500s.  It has been around since Anglo-Saxon period and it’s Decorative Gothic style is beautifully preserved.  Here a few shots that I was able to take:

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