Sunday, 9 August 2009

Winchester 25-07-2009

Looking down the nave of Winchester Cathedral. The building was begun in 1079 and has undergone revisions and restorations throughout its history.

Looking up at the vaulted ceiling of the nave.

One of many memorials that line the walls to the Cathedral. This one to the Nepalese Gurkha soldiers who have served in the British Armed Forces.

The grave of Jane Austen

In Memory of
youngest daughter of the late
formerly Rector of Steventon in this County
She departed this Life on the 18th of July1817,
aged 41, after a long illness supported
with the patience and hopes of a Christian.

The benevolence of her heart,
the sweetness of her temper, and
the extraordinary endowments of her mind
obtained the regard of all who knew her and
the warmest love of her intimate connections.

Their grief is in proportion to their affection
they know their loss to be irreparable,
but in their deepest affliction they are consoled
by a firm though humble hope that her charity,
devotion, faith and purity have rendered
her soul acceptable in the sight of her

Memorial to Jane Austen

Sound II by Antony Gormley in the crypt. This part of the cathedral regularly floods in the winter months, leaving the statue contemplating his reflection.

North Transept

Holy Sepulchre Chapel beneath the tower with paintings dated circa 1180 rediscovered during conservation work in 1963

Chapel with a ceiling painted with angels.

Joan(na) of Arc

Roof of Bishop Langton's Chantry Chapel

Federov's icons in the style of Russian or Greek orthodoxy.

Relics of early kings of England are held in 6 chests either side of the Quire

Great Screen separating the Quire from the Chantry Chapels to the East.

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