Monday, July 3, 2017

UK ~ Durham Cathedral - UNESCO -

.... Great historical and religious place in a wonderful setting... the city's major landmark atop of a hill...the Cathedral has been in continuous use since its original construction 900 years ago... it remains a place of worship and pilgrimage, and is also an important visitor attraction... over 600,000 people pass through its doors every year... it holds over 1,700 services a year, and costs £60,000 per week to maintain... the Cathedral has been used to shoot various exterior and interior shots of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films... Big Thanks Andrene!! (✿ ♥‿♥)
Photo: Peter Jackson
Summer view across the River Wear from South West

The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, usually known as Durham Cathedral and home of the Shrine of St Cuthbert, is a cathedral in the city of Durham.

Durham Cathedral was built in 1093 and is a Norman building  in the Romanesque style. It was founded as a monastic cathedral built to house the shrine of St Cuthbert, replacing an earlier church constructed in his honour.

The cathedral is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 along with nearby Durham Castle.The Durham Cathedral and Castle WHS was one of the first to be designated, along with the India’s Taj Mahal and France’s Palace of Versailles.


Windmills and Watermills
(Issued 20-06-2017)

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