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Salisbury Cathedral

This is the 2nd stop of my day trip to Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Bath. The British people have weird and unintuitive ways to pronounce many of the places in the UK, so I was quite intrigued that Salisbury is actually pronounced solz-bree and not Sa-lis-buh-ree as it’s written.

Anyway, when I got there, the side of the cathedral where we’ve entered from is full of scaffoldings so I did not get any good pictures of the exterior. We went in, walked along the nave and came across this structure known as the font. Prior to this visit, I always thought of the word font as the typographical kind. However in this case, font refers to this structure which held the holy water used for baptism. This font was designed by water sculptor William Pye.

As I passed it, I saw the reflection of the stained glass windows on the water surface and I just had to take a shot. I tried to make it as symmetrical as possible, showing both the stained glass windows and their reflection.

The font of the Salisbury Cathedral, designed by William Pye
The font of the Salisbury Cathedral, designed by William Pye

Unfortunately, the stained glass windows and the 2 windows flanking them were overexposed. The tour guide was moving along at a slightly faster pace that I’d like and we had to move on, so I had no time to really correct it. I think it still don’t look too bad though.

On the way out, I also took a shot of the cloisters.

Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters
Salisbury Cathedral Cloisters

Since I did not get a good shot of the exterior earlier, I decided to try a couple of shots from the cloisters, and here are what I got.

Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral shot from the cloisters.

Another shot of the cathedral showing the spire.

Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral from the cloisters.

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