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Salisbury Cathedral, The Magna Carta, and my Favorite Picture Ever

On our way back from Stonehenge we stopped at the Salisbury Cathedral, which houses one copy of the Magna Carta. It was just as magnificent as you’ve been led to believe.

…if you’ve never heard of it, then, well, that’s what my pictures are for!

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Inside the main sanctuary (Nave? Guys I don’t know the names for rooms in churches.) was a miniature replica of the cathedral being built.

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We got a free tour of the Cethedral to the sound of the children’s choir practicing. It was really nice.

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People are prohibited from taking photos inside the room housing the Magna Carta, but I snuck this picture of the ceiling. It’s a really pretty ceiling. If you want to look at the Magna Carta go google it or something. There were guards.

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The Cathedral has helpfully installed skylights so that you can see the magnificence from all angles. This one is in a nook in the hallway.

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Back in the big room (Someone tell me what it’s called, please. Is it the Nave?) I found a few more angles to capture, myself.

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I believe this is the North Transept.

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In the center aisle of the main room is a fountain. It’s very pretty on its own; all smooth stone, hidden drains, and perfectly flat surface. But when you get up close, you realize that the true beauty of the fountain is not the structure, but what it shows.

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And here, finally, is my absolute favorite picture of this blog:

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