June 25, 2005
Travels to the UK - Ely Cathedral
We visited Ely, Cambridgeshire on the weekend of the observance of D-Day. A commemoration was taking place on the grounds of the cathedral.
The ceremony featured a parade of WWII veterans...
...followed by members of today's military.
The ceremony ended with honors for the veterans and their comrades.
Beautiful windows above the crossing...
and some very nice stained glass inside.
Splashes of light from the stained glass windows accentuate the theme of light.
We attended the service of Choral Evensong, and sat about 5 feet from the choir. Here is a flier advertising openings for choristers.
The high altar can be seen through the choir screen and choir.
...and the Lady Chapel was a large space full of light.
The garden in the Cathedral Close was in bloom.
And the cathedral cat presided over it all.
Posted by hgroteva at June 25, 2005 2:16 PM | Travel
Great photos, Hal!
(Where are the protesting cyclists?)
Posted by: Yvette at June 25, 2005 4:26 PM
Thanks for your inspiration to get the blog rolling! The cyclists will be in a forthcoming post ... stay tuned!
Posted by: Hal at June 25, 2005 5:07 PM
One of the really neat things about the Ely Cathedral is the octagonal tower -- it's one reason why I remember that cathedral particularly well. My best experience would probably have to be getting into York right at the moment they opened the doors, when there is absolutely no one else around ... the immensity was just overwhelming (and is lost once it starts filling with people, which doesn't take long).
Posted by: Erik at June 26, 2005 1:17 PM