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Report - Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire - August 2011.

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by AJ, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. AJ

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    Source: Lincoln Cathedral | Present: Forsaken & Horus

    Watching a new episode of Top Gear, their travels brought them to the City of Lincoln. Lincoln Cathedral, one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe, stood imposing on the skyline as the camera panned the city. The gothic West Front resembled a fortress - one with scaffolding gracing its exterior. An opportunity to climb Lincoln Cathedral presented itself and Horus was in.

    01. Lincoln Cathedral as viewed from Lincoln Castle:
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    Unbeknown to us was how long ago the film was made and whether the scaffolding would still be in situ. Consequently, the cathedral was high priority and we made the journey south the following weekend. Up close and personal, the scaffolding remained and a plan was devised. With a break in traffic, we climbed past the cctv adorning the hoardings and ventured upwards out of sight.

    02. On the southern choir roof with south transept on left:
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    03. Looking south down Broadgate:
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    04. St Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church:
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    The never ending task of maintaining the Cathedral falls to the works department. Lincoln Cathedral has the second largest Cathedral works department in England. The 27 staff include stonemasons, carvers, stained glass window conservators, stone conservators, leadworkers, engineers, carpenters and joiners.

    05. What nightmares are made of:
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    06. Monkey:
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    07. My personal favourite, the dragon:
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    ''I have always held and am prepared against all evidence to maintain that the cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedrals we have.''
    - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

    08. Looking west toward Lincoln Castle:
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    09. The heart of historic Lincoln:
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    10. In the 14th century the central tower was raised and topped with a lead-covered spire, making it the tallest building in Europe:
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    Atop of a cathedral nearly one thousand years old, it's only natural to check the façade for a way in. At the top of the south west turret with the Statue of St. Hugh above us, a small door was held shut by a single piece of rope. Heading down the turrets spiral staircase in darkness, we were inside the cathedral and it was eerily quiet. With the door to the Nave locked, Horus caught some sleep and three hours later we headed out to be met with dawn breaking over Lincoln.

    11. Dawn over Lincoln Cathedral:
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    We made two trips to Lincoln Cathedral during August; one of which was on the anniversary of Solomon's death one year earlier. I'd like to dedicate this one to Solomon (1980 - 2010).

    Thank you for looking. More photographs to follow from Horus
     
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  2. Horus

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    Re: Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire - August 2011

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    Was a great explore,Nice one dedicating it to Sol, he would be Proud to have done this and thanks again to TopGear :)
    Thanks for looking
     
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