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2. Sagrada Familia
4. St Mark's, Venice
Is nothing sacred?
when the morning comes
I meant Frubes
Actually, they are both better then Gloucester.
is AMAZING. I grant the outside's not much to write home about.
but Ghent has some amazing looking ones
has had 3 but they keep getting broken :(
Or I'll lend you Stuart Pearce's autobiography. And that is tanatamount to torture.
HAVE YOU READ DICKIE BIRD YET?
It's next in the pile though. NEXT IN THE PILE!!!
the book not the film
I have my doubts about this
"After the Roman Empire became officially Christian, the term came by extension to refer to a large and important church that has been given special ceremonial rights by the Pope. Thus the word retains two senses today, one architectural and the other ecclesiastical"
Yop of the world looking, down on creation...
I'm on Yop of the world looking Danone creation.
ActiMel & Kim?
that i got that
is nice, but it's not THAT good
would be up there young lady. Certainly better than Lincoln. And it was my subjective list. And I didn't give Jamie T a ten so don't blame me
Lincoln cathedral is beautiful on the outside, I love how it's right at the top of a hill, overlooking the rest of the town.
*notice how I didn't include St Albans* so I wan't being that biased
really is just one big hill in the middle of loads of flatness so emphasises it's grandeur.
is equally fucking stunning, if not even more so.
goes to Gloucester. I was dumbfounded
But Norwich Cathedral is great. It's so Gothic and dominates the whole city, which let's face it is a lot bigger than Lincoln. AND you can see it from Carrow Road, and it's just SOOO romantic
main home stand at Sincil Bank, and look out over the Stacey West stand, you can see the long climb of Steep Hill and the Cathedral crowning the top of it. It's lovely. And you don't even have to go to Norwich!
That kills any romance.
depends which stand you're in. The one with the view of Morrisons AND the Cathedral is the best
I think it's the only one I've been to. But I liked it more than Durham.
have i encountered a messageboard which discusses cathedrals and fruit flavoured dairy products so cohesively in one thread.
Discussions involving buildings and places and dairy products. Yes. Which five buildings should brie preserved forever? Red Leicester, Derby or Nottingham - you decide?
which is your favourite Cathedral City?
mature, yet mellow
I haven't been everywhere in the world
I'm having a paddy now
though I've not been to St Peters in Rome
but you're right about the Catholic church being a terrorist organisation
bastard in me is going "isn't it spelt Siena?"
oh shit, it's not a cathedral anymore..
(which is vaguely religeous) and kind of ties the two themes together.
Cathedrals mentioned here have different aspects that are good............for instance what I love about cologne cathedral is that it looks like two giant shards of rock have been chucked into the (very flat surraounding ground) very very dramatic and sudden
salisbury is lovely and graceful
hereford has a great chained book library
wells is novel
Rheims is fantastic
come on loads of cathedrals are fantastic
compared to modern 'shit' cheap architecture
castles and cathedrals are examples of how beautiful or strong we can make stone buildings.
Actualy I love all old stone buildings
aquaducts, ohh one thing often overlooked but I found memorable was the roman world gate at trier in germany
I wouldnt say york simply because I find that yorks gates and walls are more unusual and therefore more interesting........mickelgatebar, is a fantastic gatehouse, I had to gthrough it everyday to work, its easy to imagine traitors heads impaled atop it.
It's such a nice walk - we used to do it every Christmas day, and then a couple of years ago they decided to close it. I wrote the council an angry letter and they never responded.
I still <3 the Minster though [shame about all the scaffolding].
This only includes one I have been to (obviously)
1. The Mesquita in Cordoba
3. Santa Maria del Fiore (duomo), Florence
4. The duomo in Siena
5. Vilnius Cathedral, Lithuania
6. Sevilla, Spain
Honorable mentions - Notre Dame, Liverpool (the Anglican one)
The Sagranda Familia can't be counted because:
(a) its about 20 years from completion - the inside is a building site. I felt ripped off when I paid to get in there
(b) its not a cathedral
I do pay attention when people correct me, sometimes
and its the cathedral with the best song written about it.
'Fuck Me Sideways, Look At The Size of That Thing!' the 22-20's ode to Lincoln Cathedral.
I had forgotton about them as well, thanks for that Bamos :-(
therefore it is off my list.....its wrong for these places to mandatoraly charge for entry, donation only
They all charge these days
admittedly not as stunning as most cathedrals BUT I used to ring the bells there...as in the big fuck off ones...so it's tres cool for me as we got to run around in/on the roof etc...
It needs a million or so pounds a day spent on it. And I'm only exaggerating a little bit. It's dying and also prone to fires.
obligatory admission fees are immoral, given the history.
they just make it look as if the donation is a fee rather than...a donation. i was a student and so didnt bovver. fucking priests.
And Durham. Don't know much about other countries' cathedrals - they're one thing we seem to do rather well, actually.
are you actually deranged?
Two are ruins though? So probably not?
is totally ace! SO BRUTAL :D
In no particular order:
1. St Patrick's, New York
2. Liverpool Catholic Cathedral
3. St Paul's, London
4. York Minster (although I'm not sure whether this technically IS a cathedral - if not then Lincoln can have this one instead!)
5. St Magnus', Kirkwall
6. the unfinished one in Barcelona designed by Gaudi, whose name escapes me.
So Lincoln can go the hell away. Thank you.
has got it going on