Monday, October 23, 2017

Canterbury Cathedral

On Sunday we left our one-night hotel in Rotherham near Sheffield and headed south, going around the east side of London. We got to Canterbury about noon, found a parking place, and walked up the street to see the cathedral. It was awe-inspiring, incredibly beautiful. It is on the site of the earliest Christian entry into England, where Augustine established his abbey. We spent about an hour walking around inside the church. These are just a few of the many photos I took.

The spot where Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170
A candle still burns in his memory nearby

A hallway in the crypt

Looking up into the tower

Stained glass window in the transept

Looking up toward the apse

One of the many graves

A view outside (the front was covered in scaffolding)
We went on to Dover and found our hotel, which is just below the white cliffs, overlooking the English Channel and the very busy ferry port.

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