Ely Cathedral

If you hadn’t gathered, it’s the nave (and mainly the ceiling) at Ely Cathedral. It’s been a few years since I last visited, it hasn’t changed much in the intervening years.


25Apr

Looking down the nave at Ely Cathedral

Continuing our look back at Ely Cathedral, here we look down the nave towards the altar (and the Octagon Tower).

Looking down the nave at Ely Cathedral


24Apr

The Key to the Octagon Tower

Back between Christmas and New Year I visited Ely Cathedral and took this shot of the key to the Octagon Tower – well worth a visit…

The Key to the Octagon Tower


We’ll stick with Ely Cathedral after yesterday’s post.

If you ever visit Ely Cathedral you will find that you can take a guided tour of one of the 2 towers – your choice – either the West Tower or the Octagon tower. I decided to grab hold of my vertigo and went for the Octagon tower (which is slightly lower than the West Tower at a mere 170 feet). Let me confirm – it was more than high enough. I did pretty well, or so I thought, with my vertigo. It was only when looking at the photographs I had taken did I find out how much I was actually shaking 😉

So, from a viewpoint below the Octagon Tower looking up, here is the tower in question.

I know you want proof that I did go up there so click the link below to see a picture from all the way up there.

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I visited a couple of Cathedrals today – Peterborough and Ely. Both are very impressive buildings and are well worth a visit. Ely Cathedral had this very impressive Christmas tree with a nativity in front of it. I think this sums up Christmas quite nicely – don’t you?